A SERT Polymorphism Contributes to Life-Stress-Induced Depression

@inproceedings{Nemeroff2003ASP,
  title={A SERT Polymorphism Contributes to Life-Stress-Induced Depression},
  author={Charles B. Nemeroff},
  year={2003}
}
Although stressful life events precipitate depressive episodes in vulnerable individuals, the biologic determinants of this vulnerability remain obscure. These researchers investigated whether a functional polymorphism in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter (SERT) gene affects the risk for depression in individuals who have experienced life stress. The 847 white participants had been assessed 9 times from age 3 to …