A deletion variant of the α2b-adrenoceptor is related to emotional memory in Europeans and Africans

@article{Quervain2007ADV,
  title={A deletion variant of the α2b-adrenoceptor is related to emotional memory in Europeans and Africans},
  author={Dominique J-F de Quervain and Iris-Tatjana Kolassa and Verena Ertl and Patience Lamaro Onyut and Frank Neuner and Thomas Elbert and Andreas Papassotiropoulos},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={1137-1139}
}
Emotionally arousing events are recalled better than neutral events. This phenomenon, which helps us to remember important and potentially vital information, depends on the activation of noradrenergic transmission in the brain. Here we show that a deletion variant of ADRA2B, the gene encoding the α2b-adrenergic receptor, is related to enhanced emotional memory in healthy Swiss subjects and in survivors of the Rwandan civil war who experienced highly aversive emotional situations. 
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