Possible association between serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and violent suicidal behavior in mood disorders.

@article{Bellivier2000PossibleAB,
  title={Possible association between serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and violent suicidal behavior in mood disorders.},
  author={Frank Bellivier and Andrei Sz{\"o}ke and Chantal Henry and J Lacoste and C Bottos and Marika Nosten-Bertrand and Patrick Hardy and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Rouillon and Jean Marie Launay and Jean Louis Laplanche and Marion Leboyer},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={319-22}
}
BACKGROUND Genes involved in the serotonin system are major candidates in association studies of suicidal behavior. In this case-control study we investigated whether the serotonin transporter (5-HTT) gene encoding the protein responsible for the reuptake of serotonin from the synapse after its release from serotonergic neurons is a susceptibility factor for suicidal behavior. METHODS A functional polymorphism of the 5-HTT gene (a 44-base pair insertion/deletion in the 5-HTT-linked… CONTINUE READING

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