A synergistic effect of serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and smoking in association with CHD.


Serotonin induces vasoconstriction in the presence of atherosclerotic lesions. Platelets acquire serotonin from the extracellular space by serotonin transporter and release it following aggregation. There is a functional polymorphism in the serotonin transporter (5-HTT) gene promoter associated with transcriptional efficacy and plasma serotonin levels. To… (More)


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