Haplotype analysis confirms association of the serotonin transporter (5-HTT) gene with schizophrenia but not with major depression.

Serotonin (5-HT) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of several psychiatric disorders including major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia (SCZ). The serotonin transporter (5-HTT) is a major regulator of 5-HT function. 5-HTT gene polymorphic variants have been associated with both MDD and SCZ. A case-control design was used for candidate gene… CONTINUE READING