β-Arrestins 1 and 2 are associated with nicotine dependence in European American smokers

@article{Sun2008Arrestins1A,
  title={β-Arrestins 1 and 2 are associated with nicotine dependence in European American smokers},
  author={Dongxiao Sun and Jennie Z Ma and Thomas J. Payne and Ming D. Li},
  journal={Molecular Psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={13},
  pages={398-406}
}
On the basis of our previous identified linkage regions for nicotine dependence (ND), we selected seven and four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the β-arrestins 1 (ARRB1) and 2 (ARRB2), respectively, to determine the associations of the two genes with ND in a total of 2037 subjects from 602 nuclear families of European American (EA) and African American (AA) origin. ND was assessed by Smoking Quantity (SQ), the Heaviness of Smoking Index (HSI) and the Fagerström Test for ND (FTND… CONTINUE READING
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