Ethanol consumption and DRD2 gene TaqI a polymorphism among socially drinking males.

@article{Hallikainen2003EthanolCA,
  title={Ethanol consumption and DRD2 gene TaqI a polymorphism among socially drinking males.},
  author={Tero Hallikainen and Johanna Hietala and Jussi Kauhanen and Tiina Pohjalainen and Erkka Syv{\"a}lahti and Jukka Salonen and Jari Tiihonen},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  year={2003},
  volume={119A 2},
  pages={152-5}
}
The dopaminergic system in the human brain is thought to play a major role in the development of alcohol consumption habits and alcoholism. It has been reported that homozygous D2-/- knock-out mice lacking D2 receptors consume about 50% to 60% less ethanol than wild-type D2+/+ mice, and heterozygous mice have an intermediate level of alcohol consumption. The DRD2 gene TaqI A polymorphism has been suggested to associate with a low D2 receptor density in post mortem and in vivo measurements… CONTINUE READING
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