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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909828/the-dopamine-related-polymorphisms-bdnf-comt-drd2-drd3-and-drd4-are-not-linked-with-changes-in-csf-dopamine-levels-and-frequency-of-hiv-infection
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Anne Horn, C Scheller, S du Plessis, R Burger, G Arendt, J Joska, S Sopper, C M Maschke, M Obermann, I W Husstedt, J Hain, P Riederer, E Koutsilieri
We showed previously that higher levels in CSF dopamine in HIV patients are associated with the presence of the dopamine transporter (DAT) 10/10-repeat allele which was also detected more frequently in HIV-infected individuals compared to uninfected subjects. In the current study, we investigated further whether other genetic dopamine (DA)-related polymorphisms may be related with changes in CSF DA levels and frequency of HIV infection in HIV-infected subjects. Specifically, we studied genetic polymorphisms of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, catechol-O-methyltransferase, and dopamine receptors DRD2, DRD3, and DRD4 genetic polymorphisms in uninfected and HIV-infected people in two different ethnical groups, a German cohort (Caucasian, 72 individuals with HIV infection and 22 individuals without HIV infection) and a South African cohort (Xhosan, 54 individuals with HIV infection and 19 individuals without HIV infection)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909011/age-dependent-effects-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-gene-val158met-polymorphism-on-language-function-in-developing-children
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Lisa Sugiura, Tomoko Toyota, Hiroko Matsuba-Kurita, Yoshimi Iwayama, Reiko Mazuka, Takeo Yoshikawa, Hiroko Hagiwara
The genetic basis controlling language development remains elusive. Previous studies of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val(158)Met genotype and cognition have focused on prefrontally guided executive functions involving dopamine. However, COMT may further influence posterior cortical regions implicated in language perception. We investigated whether COMT influences language ability and cortical language processing involving the posterior language regions in 246 children aged 6-10 years. We assessed language ability using a language test and cortical responses recorded during language processing using a word repetition task and functional near-infrared spectroscopy...
November 30, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903758/oprm1-and-comt-gene-gene-interaction-is-associated-with-postoperative-pain-and-opioid-consumption-after-orthopedic-trauma
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Heba Khalil, Susan M Sereika, Feng Dai, Sheila Alexander, Yvette Conley, Gary Gruen, Li Meng, Peter Siska, Ivan Tarkin, Richard Henker
BACKGROUND: mu-opioid receptor (OPRM1) and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) contribute to the neurotransmission pathway of pain. COMT affects mu receptor expression and density in the brain. The aim of this study was to explore the OPRM1 and COMT interaction effects on postoperative pain and opioid consumption. METHODS: This cross-sectional exploratory study used genotype and clinical data from 153 postoperative patients. Using multiple regression analyses, four single-nucleotide polymorphisms of COMT (rs6269, rs4633, rs4818, and rs4680), their haplotypes, and diplotypes were considered for their interactions with A118G of OPRM1 regarding postoperative pain and opioid consumption...
November 30, 2016: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898499/comt-and-bdnf-gene-variants-help-to-predict-alcohol-consumption-in-alcohol-dependent-patients
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Anna Klimkiewicz, Anna Mach, Andrzej Jakubczyk, Jakub Klimkiewicz, Anna Wnorowska, Maciej Kopera, Sylwia Fudalej, Margit Burmeister, Kirk Brower, Marcin Wojnar
BACKGROUND: The neurobiology of alcohol dependence (AD) involves alterations in neurotransmitters and the stress response. We hypothesized that an interaction between functional variants of dopaminergic and neurotrophic genes may influence drinking in AD. METHODS: The relationship between alcohol consumption and single-nucleotide polymorphisms, Val66Met in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and Val158Met in the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), was analyzed among 281 alcohol-dependent individuals...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890888/cloning-and-expression-of-a-novel-catechol-o-methyltransferase-in-common-marmosets
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Shotaro Uehara, Yasuhiro Uno, Takashi Inoue, Erika Sasaki, Hiroshi Yamazaki
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) catalyzes the O-methylation of endogenous catechol amines and estrogens and exogenous catechol-type of drugs. A Parkinson's disease model of common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) has been widely used in preclinical studies to evaluate inhibitory potential of new drug candidates on marmoset COMT. Despite COMT inhibitors could potentiate the pharmacological action of levodopa on Parkinson's disease in animal models, marmoset COMT cDNA has not yet been identified and characterized...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883923/gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome-is-associated-with-hypermethylation-of-the-dopamine-d2-receptor-gene
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Kirsten R Müller-Vahl, Gesa Loeber, Alexandra Kotsiari, Linda Müller-Engling, Helge Frieling
Several lines of evidence support a "dopaminergic hypothesis" in the pathophysiology of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (TS). The aim of this study was to investigate for the first time epigenetic changes in DNA methylation in different dopamine genes in adult patients with TS. We included 51 well characterized adult patients with TS (41 males, 10 females, mean age = 35 ± 12.6 years, range, 18-71 years) and compared results with data from a group of 51 sex- and age-matched healthy controls. Bisulfite sequencing was used to measure peripheral DNA methylation of the dopamine transporter (DAT), the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2), and the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) genes...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882177/catechol-o-methyltransferase-promoter-hypomethylation-is-associated-with-the-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease
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Jinyan Zhong, Xiaoying Chen, Nan Wu, Caijie Shen, Hanbin Cui, Weiping Du, Zhaoxia Zhang, Mingjun Feng, Junsong Liu, Shaoyi Lin, Lulu Zhang, Jian Wang, Xiaomin Chen, Shiwei Duan
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene variation is known to be associated with the risk of acute coronary events. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the contribution of COMT promoter methylation towards the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). COMT methylation was evaluated in 48 CHD cases and 48 well-matched non-CHD controls using bisulfite pyrosequencing technology. The results demonstrated that CHD cases had a significantly lower level of methylation at COMT CpG3 sites compared with the controls (33...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853425/interaction-effects-of-bdnf-and-comt-genes-on-resting-state-brain-activity-and-working-memory
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Wen Chen, Chunhui Chen, Mingrui Xia, Karen Wu, Chuansheng Chen, Qinghua He, Gui Xue, Wenjing Wang, Yong He, Qi Dong
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) genes have been found to interactively influence working memory (WM) as well as brain activation during WM tasks. However, whether the two genes have interactive effects on resting-state activities of the brain and whether these spontaneous activations correlate with WM are still unknown. This study included behavioral data from WM tasks and genetic data (COMT rs4680 and BDNF Val66Met) from 417 healthy Chinese adults and resting-state fMRI data from 298 of them...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834145/pharmacogenetics-and-pharmacotherapy-of-military-personnel-suffering-from-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#9
Janine Naß, Thomas Efferth
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe problem among soldiers with combat experience and still difficult to treat. The pathogenesis is still not fully understood at the psychological level. Therefore, genetic research became a focus of interest. The identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may help to predict, which persons are at high risk to develop PTSD as a starting point to develop novel targeted drugs for treatment. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review on SNPs in genes related to PTSD pathology and development of targeted pharmacological treatment options based on PubMed database searches...
November 11, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826992/the-val158met-polymorphism-in-comt-gene-and-cancer-risk-role-of-endogenous-and-exogenous-catechols
#10
Katrin Sak
Catechol-O-methyltransferase, COMT, is an important phase II enzyme catalyzing the transfer of a methyl-group from S-adenosylmethionine to a catechol-containing substrate molecule. A genetic variant Val158Met in the COMT gene leads to a several-fold decrease in the enzymatic activity giving rise to the accumulation of potentially carcinogenic endogenous catechol estrogens and their reactive intermediates and increasing thus the risk of tumorigenesis. However, numerous association studies between the COMT genotype and susceptibility to various malignancies have shown inconsistent and controversial findings indicating that additional gene-gene and gene-environment interactions might be crucial in modulating the physiological role of the COMT...
November 9, 2016: Drug Metabolism Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821364/modification-of-the-association-between-early-adversity-and-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-by-polymorphisms-in-the-maoa-maob-and-comt-genes
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N W McGregor, S M J Hemmings, L Erdman, I Calmarza-Font, D J Stein, C Lochner
The monoamine oxidases (MAOA/B) and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) enzymes break down regulatory components within serotonin and dopamine pathways, and polymorphisms within these genes are candidates for OCD susceptibility. Childhood trauma has been linked OCD psychopathology, but little attention has been paid to the interactions between genes and environment in OCD aetiology. This pilot study investigated gene-by-environment interactions between childhood trauma and polymorphisms in the MAOA, MAOB and COMT genes in OCD...
October 24, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806972/effects-of-green-tea-catechin-extract-on-serum-lipids-in-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Hamed Samavat, April R Newman, Renwei Wang, Jian-Min Yuan, Anna H Wu, Mindy S Kurzer
BACKGROUND: Green tea has been suggested to improve cardiovascular disease risk factors, including circulating lipid variables. However, current evidence is predominantly based on small, short-term randomized controlled trials conducted in diverse populations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and impact of green tea extract (GTE) supplementation high in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on blood lipids in healthy postmenopausal women. DESIGN: This was an ancillary study of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm trial investigating the effects of a GTE supplement containing 1315 mg catechins (843 mg EGCG) on biomarkers of breast cancer risk...
November 2, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803457/an-analysis-of-behavioral-and-genetic-risk-factors-for-chemotherapy-induced-nausea-and-vomiting-in-japanese-subjects
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Naoki Mukoyama, Akira Yoshimi, Aya Goto, Haruka Kotani, Kazuhiro Ishikawa, Noriko Miyazaki, Masayuki Miyazaki, Kiyofumi Yamada, Fumitaka Kikkawa, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Norio Ozaki, Yukihiro Noda
There are individual differences in the frequency of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in cancer patients. We investigated the individual variability in susceptibility to CINV with focus on both behavioral factors and genetic factors in Japanese cancer patients. We performed a prospective study to investigate the association between patient attributes (backgrounds and habits as well as gene polymorphisms) and anorexia, nausea, or vomiting in 55 Japanese cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy at Nagoya University Hospital...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799900/vntr-dat1-and-comtval158met-genotypes-modulate-mental-flexibility-and-adaptive-behavior-skills-in-down-syndrome
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Laura Del Hoyo, Laura Xicota, Klaus Langohr, Gonzalo Sánchez-Benavides, Susana de Sola, Aida Cuenca-Royo, Joan Rodriguez, Jose Rodríguez-Morató, Magí Farré, Mara Dierssen, Rafael de la Torre
Down syndrome (DS) is an aneuploidy syndrome that is caused by trisomy for human chromosome 21 resulting in a characteristic cognitive and behavioral phenotype, which includes executive functioning and adaptive behavior difficulties possibly due to prefrontal cortex (PFC) deficits. DS also present a high risk for early onset of Alzheimer Disease-like dementia. The dopamine (DA) system plays a neuromodulatory role in the activity of the PFC. Several studies have implicated trait differences in DA signaling on executive functioning based on genetic polymorphisms in the genes encoding for the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMTVal158Met) and the dopamine transporter (VNTR-DAT1)...
2016: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793591/association-between-comt-genotype-and-the-control-of-memory-guided-saccades-individual-differences-in-healthy-adults-reveal-a-detrimental-role-of-dopamine
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Jutta Billino, Jürgen Hennig, Karl R Gegenfurtner
The neural circuits involved in oculomotor control are well described; however, neuromodulation of eye movements is still hardly understood. Memory guided saccades have been extensively studied and in particular neurophysiological evidence from monkey studies points to a crucial functional role of prefrontal dopamine activity. We exploited individual differences in dopamine regulation due to the well established COMT (catechol-O-methyltransferase) Val(158)Met polymorphism to explore the link between prefrontal dopamine activity and memory guided saccades in healthy subjects...
October 25, 2016: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792797/genetic-polymorphisms-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-association-with-temporomandibular-disorders-and-postoperative-pain
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Irena Mladenovic, Gordana Supic, Ruzica Kozomara, Slobodan Dodic, Nedeljka Ivkovic, Bojana Milicevic, Ivana Simic, Zvonko Magic
AIMS: To evaluate the association between catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene polymorphisms and temporomandibular disorders (TMD), TMD pain, psychosocial impairment related to TMD, and postoperative pain. METHODS: A total of 90 patients with a diagnosis of painful TMD and 92 matched controls were investigated for the presence of TMD, TMD pain, and psychosocial variables by the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD. In a prospective cohort study of 40 subjects who underwent extraction of at least one fully impacted mandibular third molar, subjects had 6 months post-surgery follow-up of postoperative pain...
October 2016: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785396/association-between-the-catechol-o-methyltransferase-val158met-polymorphism-with-susceptibility-and-severity-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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E Erkol İnal, P Eroğlu, O Görükmez, Ş Özemri Sağ, T Yakut
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. In this study, we aimed to clarify the relationships between the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene Val158Met (rs4680) polymorphism and development, functional and clinical status of CTS. Ninety-five women with electro diagnostically confirmed CTS and 95 healthy controls were enrolled in the study. The functional and clinical status of the patients was measured by the Turkish version of the Boston Questionnaire and intensity of pain related to the past 2 weeks was evaluated on a visual analog scale (VAS)...
December 1, 2015: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780702/catechol-o-methyltransferase-gene-polymorphism-and-vulvar-pain-in-women-with-vulvodynia
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Insiyyah Y Patanwala, Georgine Lamvu, William J Ledger, Kathryn Witzeman, Richard Marvel, Andrea Rapkin, Ann Marie Bongiovanni, Jessica Feranec, Steven S Witkin
BACKGROUND: The underlying causes of vulvar pain in women with vulvodynia remain poorly understood. Catechol-O-methyltransferase, an enzyme that metabolizes catecholamines, is a neuromodulator that is involved with perception and sensitivity to pain. The catechol-O-methyltransferase gene is polymorphic, and a single nucleotide polymorphism is associated with low activity and heightened pain sensitivity. The variant allele that encodes this polymorphism commonly is called the "L allele" because of its low enzyme activity as opposed to the normal H (high activity) allele...
October 22, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769642/comt-val-158-met-polymorphism-is-associated-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-functional-outcome-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ethan A Winkler, John K Yue, Adam R Ferguson, Nancy R Temkin, Murray B Stein, Jason Barber, Esther L Yuh, Sourabh Sharma, Gabriela G Satris, Thomas W McAllister, Jonathan Rosand, Marco D Sorani, Hester F Lingsma, Phiroz E Tarapore, Esteban G Burchard, Donglei Hu, Celeste Eng, Kevin K W Wang, Pratik Mukherjee, David O Okonkwo, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Geoffrey T Manley
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) results in variable clinical trajectories and outcomes. The source of variability remains unclear, but may involve genetic variations, such as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). A SNP in catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) is suggested to influence development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but its role in TBI remains unclear. Here, we utilize the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury Pilot (TRACK-TBI Pilot) study to investigate whether the COMT Val(158)Met polymorphism is associated with PTSD and global functional outcome as measured by the PTSD Checklist - Civilian Version and Glasgow Outcome Scale Extended (GOSE), respectively...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744110/comtval158met-polymorphism-is-associated-with-behavioral-response-and-physiologic-reactivity-to-socio-emotional-stress-in-4-month-old-infants
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Rosario Montirosso, Livio Provenzi, Daniela Tavian, Sara Missaglia, Maria Elisabetta Raggi, Renato Borgatti
Individual variability exists in infants' socio-emotional stress regulation, in terms of behavioral response (i.e., negative emotionality) as well as magnitude and direction (i.e., increase or decrease) of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity (i.e., salivary cortisol post-stress concentration). The catechol-O-methyltransferase polymorphism at codon 158 (COMTval158met) associates with stress regulation, but no evidence exists for infants. This study aimed to assess the association between COMTval158met and both negative emotionality and salivary cortisol reactivity to socio-emotional stress in 4-month-old infants...
October 12, 2016: Infant Behavior & Development
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