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Polymorphisms in FKBP5 are associated with increased recurrence of depressive episodes and rapid response to antidepressant treatment
The stress hormone–regulating hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis has been implicated in the causality as well as the treatment of depression. To investigate a possible association betweenExpand
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Genome-wide association study of alcohol dependence:significant findings in African- and European-Americans including novel risk loci
We report a GWAS of alcohol dependence (AD) in European-American (EA) and African-American (AA) populations, with replication in independent samples of EAs, AAs and Germans. Our sample for discoveryExpand
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SNP and haplotype analysis of a novel tryptophan hydroxylase isoform (TPH2) gene provide evidence for association with major depression
Tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH), being the rate-limiting enzyme in the biosynthesis of serotonin plays a major role as candidate gene in several psychiatric disorders. Recently, a second TPH isoformExpand
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Association of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism with reduced hippocampal volumes in major depression.
CONTEXT Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) modulates hippocampal plasticity, which is believed to be altered in patients with major depression. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of the BDNFExpand
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Genetics of suicide
The concept that genetic factors contribute to the complex trait of suicidal behaviour has stimulated much work aimed at identifying susceptibility genes. So far molecular genetic studies focused onExpand
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GABA-A2 receptor subunit gene (GABRA2) polymorphisms and risk for alcohol dependence.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptors are believed to mediate some of the physiological and behavioral actions of ethanol. Recent studies have suggested that genetic variants of the GABA-AExpand
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Reduced gray matter brain volumes are associated with variants of the serotonin transporter gene in major depression
The serotonergic system is involved in the pathophysiology of major depression as well as in the early central nervous system development and adult neuroplasticity. The aim of the study was toExpand
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Polymorphisms in the angiotensin-converting enzyme gene are associated with unipolar depression, ACE activity and hypercortisolism
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is assumed to influence the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system, which shows hyperactivity in the majority of patients with majorExpand
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Genome-wide association study of alcohol dependence.
CONTEXT Alcohol dependence is a serious and common public health problem. It is well established that genetic factors play a major role in the development of this disorder. Identification of genesExpand
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Reduced hippocampal volumes associated with the long variant of the serotonin transporter polymorphism in major depression.
BACKGROUND Substantial evidence supports a role for dysfunction of the serotonin transporter in the pathogenesis of major depression. Several studies have found reciprocal interactions between theExpand
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