Association study of a null mutation in the dopamine D4 receptor gene in Italian patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar mood disorder and schizophrenia.

@article{Bella1996AssociationSO,
  title={Association study of a null mutation in the dopamine D4 receptor gene in Italian patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar mood disorder and schizophrenia.},
  author={Daniela di Bella and Marco Catalano and Sven Cichon and Markus M. N{\"o}then},
  journal={Psychiatric genetics},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={119-21}
}
Although serotonergic dysregulation is a leading pathogenetic hypothesis for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), some evidence also suggests a possible dysregulation of the dopaminergic system in this disorder. Therefore, individual differences in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) coding for dopamine receptor proteins might contribute to the genetic background of this disorder. Previously we reported a null mutation in exon 1 of the dopamine D4 receptor gene. The variant type is characterized by a… CONTINUE READING

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