Association of functional opioid receptor genotypes with alcohol dependence in Koreans.

@article{Kim2004AssociationOF,
  title={Association of functional opioid receptor genotypes with alcohol dependence in Koreans.},
  author={Sung-Gon Kim and Cheol-Min Kim and Dong-Ho Kang and Yun-Jin Kim and Won-Tan Byun and Seong-Yeon Kim and J Park and Myung-Jung Kim and David W. Oslin},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={986-90}
}
BACKGROUND The functional polymorphism (A118G) of the mu-opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) is thought to have clinical significance in the treatment of alcohol dependence. This study compared Koreans with one or two copies of the A118G polymorphism seeking treatment for alcohol dependence with a group of non-alcohol-dependent controls. METHODS Patients hospitalized for alcohol dependence (n = 112) and a group of non-alcohol-dependent controls (n = 140) were interviewed on aspects of drinking… CONTINUE READING