O. V. Okladnova

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A genetic contribution to the pathogenesis of panic disorder has been demonstrated by clinical genetic studies. Molecular genetic studies have focused on candidate genes suggested by the molecular mechanisms implied in the action of drugs utilized for therapy or in challenge tests. One class of drugs effective in the treatment of panic disorder is(More)
Functional characterization studies revealed that transcriptional activity of the human monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene is modulated by a polymorphic repetitive sequence located approximately 1.2 kb upstream of the ATG codon. To investigate the possible influence of the allelic variants of the MAOA gene-linked polymorphic region (MAOA-LPR) on the genetic(More)
We analyzed a novel functional 30-bp repeat polymorphism in the promoter region of the X-chromosomal monoamine oxidase A gene (MAOA) to test whether length variation of the repeat polymorphism contributes to variation in the individual vulnerability to antisocial behavior and liability to alcohol dependence. The repeat number (3-5) of the MAOA polymorphism(More)
In a family-based association study we investigated transmission of a multiallelic CAG repeat in a novel neuronal potassium channel gene, hSKCa3, in 59 parent/ offspring trios. In contrast to recent reports of an association of moderately large repeats with schizophrenia in case-control studies, our findings indicate that short CAG repeats (< or=19 repeats)(More)
The conserved structure of the transcription factors of the Pax gene family may reflect functional conservation. We have demonstrated that the human Pax8 transcription factor is organized in several functional domains and contains two regions responsible for its nuclear localization, in addition to an activating region at the carboxy terminus of the protein(More)
Transcriptional activity of the human serotonin transporter gene (5HTT) is modulated by complex interaction of multiple genomic and cellular factors. Variability of a polymorphic repetitive element (5HTTLPR) is associated with anxiety, depression, and aggression-related traits and may influence the risk to develop affective spectrum disorders. 5HTTLPR(More)
The human paired box-containing gene PAX-6 participates in the development and plasticity of the brain including the limbic system, the neural system that plays a crucial role in reward processes. We have reported recently a polymorphic dinucleotide repeat sequence with the structure (AC)m(AG)n, which is located approximately 1 kb upstream of the(More)
The PAX-6 gene plays a critical role in neurodevelopment and brain plasticity. While transcription of human PAX-6 is regulated by alternate usage of two distinct promoters termed A and B, expression in adult human brain is primarily controlled by promoter B. We now report that a novel polymorphic dinucleotide repeat sequence with the structure (AC)m(AG)n is(More)
The serotonin transporter (5-HTT) regulates serotonergic neurotransmission by determining the magnitude and duration of serotonergic responses. We have recently described a polymorphism in the 5-HTT gene promoter (5-HTTLPR) which influences the function of the 5-HTT and is associated with several psychiatric disorders. Immortalized B lymphocytes express the(More)