Anna Gareeva

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We have developed a biochip for the analysis of candidate genes for schizophrenia. Using this biochip, allele and genotype frequencies for the polymorphisms of HTR2A, BDNF and SLC6A4 genes in 198 patients with schizophrenia and 192 healthy individuals have been obtained. The allele T of the HTR2A polymorphism rs6314 was identified as protective against the(More)
An analysis of the association of paranoid schizophrenia seeking with polymorphic variants of GRIN2B was performed in order to identify genetic risk factors of disease development and genetic markers of the response to therapy by neuroleptics in Russian and Tatar patients from Bashkortostan Republic (BR). In the course of the analysis, we revealed the(More)
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects about 1% of the world population, leading to disability and social exclusion. Glutamatergic neurotransmission is a violation of one of the main hypotheses put forward to explain the neurobiological mechanisms of schizophrenia. Post mortem studies have found changes in the degree of affinity glutamate(More)
Schizophrenia is a common psychiatric disorder affecting about 1% of the general population. Several lines of evidence indicate that Regulator of G Protein Signaling 2 (RGS2) contributes to schizophrenia vulnerability because it modulates signal transduction of neurotransmitter receptors that play a role in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. A number of(More)
The serotonin transporter (5-HTT) is a protein that has a major role in divergent psychiatric disorders, personality traits and behaviors, by regulating serotonergic synaptic function. Transcriptional activity of the 5-HTT gene (5-HTT or SLC6A4) is modulated by a polymorphic repetitive element (5-HTT gene-linked polymorphic region, 5-HTTLPR), which consists(More)
VNTR polymorphisms of the serotonin transporter (hSERT) and dopamine transporter (DAT1) gene were studied in male opiate addicts. Samples of ethnic Russians and ethnic Tatars did not differ in genotype and allele frequencies. Homozygosity at hSERT (especially 10/10) was associated with early opiate addiction, while genotype 12/10 proved to be protective. In(More)
We have developed a biochip for the analysis of polymorphisms in candidate genes for schizophrenia: DISC1, RELN, ZNF804A, PLXNA2, COMT, SLC18A41, CACNA1C, ANK3, TPH1, PLAA and SNAP-25. Using biochip the allele and genotype frequencies in 198 patients with schizophrenia and 192 healthy individuals have been obtained. For SLC18A1 polymorphism rs2270641 A>C,(More)
Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the population. Its etiology is not fully understood. Environmental conditions certainly contribute to the development of schizophrenia, but the determining factor is genetic predisposition: the coefficient of heritability of schizophrenia is about 80%, which is typical for the most highly heritable multifactorial diseases.(More)
Antipsychotics are the main drugs for the treatment of severe mental illness--schizophrenia affects about 1% of the population. The mechanism of action of neuroleptics is still up to the end. Several studies in the field of pharmacogenetics confirm enourmous influence of several neurotransmitter systems in the brain on the efficiency and the development of(More)
A biochip was developed to examine the polymorphisms of genes associated with schizophrenia risk, including DISC1, RELN, ZNF804A, PLXNA2, COMT, SLC18A1, CACNA1C, ANK2, TPH1, PLAA, and SNAP-25. Allele and genotype frequencies of the genes were determined in 198 schizophrenics and 192 healthy subjects from Bashkortostan (ethnic Russians and Tatars). The(More)