Serotonin Transporter Gene Promoter Polymorphism and Alexithymia

@article{Kano2012SerotoninTG,
  title={Serotonin Transporter Gene Promoter Polymorphism and Alexithymia},
  author={Michiko Kano and Tomoko Mizuno and Yuko Kawano and Masashi Aoki and Motoyori Kanazawa and Shin Fukudo},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={65},
  pages={76 - 82}
}
Background: Recent neurobiological studies have reported that alexithymia may result from altered brain function related to emotional processing. Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) has been shown to regulate central nervous system development associated with psychological processing. We investigated the possibility that polymorphism of the 5-HT transporter-linked promoter region (5-HTTLPR) is associated with alexithymia. Methods: This study included 304 healthy Japanese volunteers (148 males… 

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