Jin-wook Sohn

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Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is usually regarded as one of the most serious side-effects of the long-term usage of neuroleptics due to its high prevalence and potentially irreversible nature. Previously, several genetic polymorphisms were investigated for an association with TD in various ethnic populations. Among them, the Ser9Gly variant in the MscI(More)
To determine whether ipsapirone, a 5-HT1A agonist, differentially suppresses REM sleep in depressed patients compared with normal controls, we administered placebo, ipsapirone 10 mg, or ipsapirone 20 mg in a double-blind, random order before bedtime in 18 unmedicated patients with depression and 16 age-matched, gender-matched normal controls. Compared to(More)
Schizophrenia is a multifactorial disorder characterized by the contribution of multiple susceptibility genes that may act in conjunction with epigenetic processes and environmental factors. The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene, which is located in the 22q11 microdeletion, has been considered as a candidate gene for schizophrenia because of its(More)
Family, twin, and adoption studies have demonstrated that genes play an important role in the development of alcoholism. We investigated the association between alcoholism and the genetic polymorphisms of the GABAA receptor genes on chromosome 5q33-34 in Korean population. The genotype of the GABAA receptor gene polymorphisms were determined by performing(More)
The zinc finger DHHC domain-containing protein 8 (ZDHHC8) is located in the 22q11 microdeletion region and may contribute to the behavioral deficit associated with 22q11 deletion syndrome. Although polymorphisms of ZDHHC8 have been reported to be associated with the risk of schizophrenia, those associations are still controversial. This study was performed(More)
Although enhanced appetite and weight gain are potential side effects of treatment with antipsychotic agents, particularly olanzapine and clozapine, the mechanisms underlying these side effects are poorly understood. Leptin and ghrelin were recently identified as hormones that play crucial roles in the regulation of energy balance and glucose metabolism. To(More)
Several studies examining the association between G72/G30 polymorphisms and schizophrenia in cohorts of various ethnic origins have recently been reported. The aim of the current study was to examine the genetic influence of the G72/G30 polymorphisms in the Korean population. Nine G72/G30 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped in 388 patients(More)
Schizophrenia is a multifactorial disorder and smooth pursuit eye movement (SPEM) disturbance is proposed as one of the most consistent neurophysiological endophenotype in schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to examine the genetic association of RANBP1 polymorphisms with the risk of schizophrenia and with the risk of SPEM abnormality in schizophrenia(More)
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