Dopamine transporter gene may be associated with bipolar disorder and its personality traits

@article{Huang2014DopamineTG,
  title={Dopamine transporter gene may be associated with bipolar disorder and its personality traits},
  author={Chang-Chih Huang and Ru-Band Lu and Che-Hung Yen and Yi-Wei Yeh and Han-Wei Chou and Shiue-mei Kuo and Chun-Yen Chen and C Chang and Hsin-An Chang and Pei-Shen Ho and Chih-Sung Liang and Serena Tsiao-Yi Cheng and Mei-Chen Shih and San-Yuan Huang},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2014},
  volume={265},
  pages={281-290}
}
Dopamine transporter and its genetic factors have been suggested to play a critical role in the development of bipolar disorder (BPD). However, the importance of the dopamine transporter gene (DAT1) in the pathogenesis of BPD remains unclear. The aims of this study were to assess 18 polymorphisms of the DAT1 gene to determine whether this gene is associated with BPD and whether it influences personality traits of patients with BPD. DAT1 polymorphisms were analyzed in 492 BPD (374 BPDI and 118… CONTINUE READING
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