A MAOA gene*cocaine severity interaction on impulsivity and neuropsychological measures of orbitofrontal dysfunction: preliminary results.

@article{VerdejoGarca2013AMG,
  title={A MAOA gene*cocaine severity interaction on impulsivity and neuropsychological measures of orbitofrontal dysfunction: preliminary results.},
  author={Antonio Verdejo-Garc{\'i}a and Natalia Albein-Urios and Esther Molina and Ana Ching-L{\'o}pez and Jos{\'e} Miguel Mart{\'i}nez-Gonz{\'a}lez and Blanca L Guti{\'e}rrez},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2013},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={287-90}
}
BACKGROUND Based on previous evidence of a MAOA gene*cocaine use interaction on orbitofrontal cortex volume attrition, we tested whether the MAOA low activity variant and cocaine use severity are interactively associated with impulsivity and behavioral indices of orbitofrontal dysfunction: emotion recognition and decision-making. METHODS 72 cocaine dependent individuals and 52 non-drug using controls (including healthy individuals and problem gamblers) were genotyped for the MAOA gene and… CONTINUE READING