Stathmin, a gene regulating neural plasticity, affects fear and anxiety processing in humans.

@article{Brocke2010StathminAG,
  title={Stathmin, a gene regulating neural plasticity, affects fear and anxiety processing in humans.},
  author={Burkhard Brocke and Klaus-Peter Lesch and Diana J. N. Armbruster and Dirk Alexander Moser and Anett Mueller and Alexander Strobel and Clemens Kirschbaum},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={153B 1},
  pages={243-51}
}
The identification of biological mechanisms underlying emotional behavior is crucial for our understanding of the pathogenesis of mental disorders. Besides genes modulating neural transmission and influencing amygdala reactivity and anxiety-related temperamental traits a different plasticity regulating genes affect interindividual differences in emotional regulation. Recently it has been demonstrated that stathmin, a regulator of microtubule formation which affects long-term potentiation (LTP… CONTINUE READING

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