Association between dependent smoking and a polymorphism in the tyrosine hydroxylase gene in a prospective population-based study of adolescent health.

@article{Olsson2004AssociationBD,
  title={Association between dependent smoking and a polymorphism in the tyrosine hydroxylase gene in a prospective population-based study of adolescent health.},
  author={Craig A Olsson and Richard J. L. Anney and Susan Forrest and George Patton and Carolyn Coffey and Trevor Cameron and Angela Hassett and R. Chris Williamson},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={85-91}
}
This study reports pilot data on an association between tobacco dependence and a five-allele tetranucleotide repeat polymorphism in the first intron of the tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) gene. One hundred and twenty-six Australian adolescents who had participated in the Health in Transition Study (1993-1997), and who showed patterns of either dependent or nondependent smoking across four waves of data collection, consented to participation in the pilot study. The smoking status of those recruited… CONTINUE READING