Possible association between serotonin transporter promoter region polymorphism and extremely violent crime in Chinese males.

@article{Liao2004PossibleAB,
  title={Possible association between serotonin transporter promoter region polymorphism and extremely violent crime in Chinese males.},
  author={Ding-Lieh Liao and C N Hong and Hao-Ling Shih and Shih-Jen Tsai},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={284-7}
}
The neurotransmitter, serotonin, has been implicated in aggressive behavior. The serotonin transporter (5-HTT), which reuptakes serotonin into the nerve terminal, plays a critical role in the regulation of serotonergic function. Previous western reports have demonstrated that the low-activity short (S) allele of the 5-HTT gene-linked polymorphic-region (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism is associated with aggressive behavior and associated personality traits. In the present study, we investigated this 5… CONTINUE READING

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