Allelic variation of the 5-HT2C receptor (HTR2C) in bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

@article{Burnet1999AllelicVO,
  title={Allelic variation of the 5-HT2C receptor (HTR2C) in bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.},
  author={Philip W. J. Burnet and Katharine A Smith and P. J. Cowen and Christopher G Fairburn and Paul J. Harrison},
  journal={Psychiatric genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={101-4}
}
The 5-HT2C (serotonin-2C, HTR2C) receptor is implicated in the pathophysiology of eating disorders. There is a common polymorphism of the human 5-HT2C receptor at codon 23 (cys23ser) which has been reported to be a risk factor for certain psychiatric disorders and a predictor of their pharmacotherapeutic response. We examined whether this variant was associated with the eating disorder bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder in a well-characterized community sample of 163 women, aged 16-35… CONTINUE READING

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