ADH1B*1, ADH1C*2, DRD2 (-141C Ins), and 5-HTTLPR are associated with alcoholism in Mexican American men living in Los Angeles.

@article{Konishi2004ADH1B1AD,
  title={ADH1B*1, ADH1C*2, DRD2 (-141C Ins), and 5-HTTLPR are associated with alcoholism in Mexican American men living in Los Angeles.},
  author={Tamiko Konishi and Huai-Rong Luo and Maria Calvillo and Matthew S. Mayo and K A Lin and Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={1145-52}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to use a candidate gene approach to identify the genetic risk factors for alcoholism in Mexican Americans residing in the Los Angeles area. The genes selected include alcohol metabolizing genes and neurotransmitter genes, which have been shown in the literature to be associated with alcoholism in other ethnic groups. METHODS Thirteen allelic variants from seven genes were evaluated for their role in alcoholism using alcoholic (n = 200) and… CONTINUE READING

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