The dopamine D2 receptor gene TaqI A1 polymorphism and alcoholism in a Mexican population.

@article{Cruz1995TheDD,
  title={The dopamine D2 receptor gene TaqI A1 polymorphism and alcoholism in a Mexican population.},
  author={C. Cruz and Beatriz Camarena and Jose Maria Mejia and Francisco P{\'a}ez and V Eroza and J Ram{\'o}n de la Fuente and David Kershenobich and Humberto Nicolini},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={1995},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={421-6}
}
The suggested association between the TaqI A1 allele of the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene with alcoholism was studied comparing the genotypes of 38 controls and 38 ethnic matched alcoholics, drawn from the Mexican population. The alcoholics in our sample suffered from one of the following conditions: delirium tremens, alcohol hallucinosis or uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal. Eighty-eight percent of the controls carried the A1 allele. The frequency of the DRD2 A1 allele in the Mexican sample… CONTINUE READING