The association of the alpha-5 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene with different aspects of smoking behavior.

@article{Breetvelt2012TheAO,
  title={The association of the alpha-5 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene with different aspects of smoking behavior.},
  author={Elemi J Breetvelt and Mattijs E. Numans and Maartje F. Aukes and Wopke Hoeben and Eric Strengman and Jurjen Justin Luykx and Steven Bakker and Ren{\'e} S. Kahn and Roel A. Ophoff and Marco P. M. Boks},
  journal={Psychiatric genetics},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={96-8}
}
Recent studies show that different aspects of smoking behavior are associated with the α-5 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (CHRNA5) gene and the gene coding for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This raises the question whether the amount of cigarettes smoked per day has a different genetic background than smoking initiation and what… CONTINUE READING