Association of the C(-1019)G 5-HT1A functional promoter polymorphism with antidepressant response.


Antidepressants, such as serotonin or noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (e.g. fluoxetine, nefadozone) or 5-HT1A agonists (flibanserin), desensitize the 5-HT1A autoreceptor, which may contribute to their clinical efficacy. The 5-HT1A receptor gene is repressed by NUDR/DEAF-1 in raphe cells at the C-, but not at the G-allele of the C(-1019)G polymorphism that… (More)