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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575277/association-study-of-functional-polymorphisms-of-dopaminergic-pathway-in-epilepsy-related-factors-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-in-brazilian-population
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Juliana A Alcantara, Silvia Vincentiisa, Daniel S Kerr, Bernardo Dos Santos, Ruda Alessi, Helio van der Linden, Tiffany Chaim, Maurício H Serpa, Geraldo Busatto, Wagner F Gattaz, Renata Demarque, Kette Dr Valente
BACKGROUND: There is scarce data about the role of neurotransmission modulated by dopamine (DA) in epilepsy, especially temporal lobe epilepsy. This is the first study that aimed to analyze the dopaminergic polymorphisms in an etiologically homogeneous group of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy determined by hippocampal sclerosis (TLE-HS). Selected polymorphisms were: (i) the most expressed receptors in the limbic system D2-like (DRD2/ANKK1 TAQ-1A, D4_VNTR, and D4_rs1800955); (ii) the dopamine transporter DAT - 3 'untranslated region (3'UTR) and Intron 8; (iii) two degrading enzymes regulating the synaptic activity - the main metabolizer of dopamine Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and monoamine oxidase A (MAOA)...
March 25, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515483/testing-an-attachment-based-parenting-intervention-vipp-fc-a-in-adoptive-families-with-post-institutionalized-children-do-maternal-sensitivity-and-genetic-markers-count
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Lavinia Barone, Virginia Barone, Antonio Dellagiulia, Francesca Lionetti
This study investigated the effectiveness of a newly integrated version of an intervention targeting adoptive mothers' positive parenting for promoting children's emotional availability, by testing the moderating role of both two maternal genetic polymorphisms (i.e., 5HTTLPR and DRD4-VNTR) and emotional availability-EA on intervention outcomes. Mothers with their children ( N = 80; M age = 42.73 years, SD = 3.79; M age = 33.18 months, SD = 16.83 months) participated in a RCT testing the Video-Feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline-VIPP-FC/A effectiveness...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455021/effect-of-dopamine-receptor-d4-drd4-haplotypes-on-general-psychopathology-in-patients-with-eating-disorders
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Guillermo Gervasini, Luz M González, Carmen Gamero-Villarroel, Sonia Mota-Zamorano, Juan Antonio Carrillo, Isalud Flores, Angustias García-Herráiz
Among the many candidate genes analyzed in eating disorder (ED) patients, those involved in dopaminergic functions may be of special relevance, as dopamine is known to play a significant role in feeding behavior, the distortion of body image, hyperactivity and reward and reinforcement processes. We aimed to determine the effect of functional polymorphisms and haplotypes in the Dopamine Receptor D4 (DRD4) gene on general psychopathological symptoms in ED patients. Two-hundred-and-seventy-three ED patients [199 with Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and 74 with Bulimia Nervosa (BN)] completed the SCL-90R inventory and were genotyped for four functional, clinically relevant DRD4 polymorphisms: three variants in the promoter region [120-bp tandem repeat (TR, long vs...
May 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429464/-association-between-dopamine-d4-receptor-gene-exon-iii-48bp-vntr-polymorphism-and-temperament-in-school-aged-children
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Ting Su, Yu-Ling Li, Enherbayaer Enherbayaer
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between dopamine D4 receptor gene DRD4 exon III 48bp variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism and temperament in school-aged children. METHODS: Randomized cluster sampling was used to select 350 healthy children aged 8-12 years, and a questionnaire survey was performed. Oral epithelial samples were collected from half of these children. The complete questionnaire data of 164 children with a high level of DNA in oral epithelial samples were included in this study...
February 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379288/a-meta-analysis-of-data-associating-drd4-gene-polymorphisms-with-schizophrenia
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Feng-Ling Xu, Xue Wu, Jing-Jing Zhang, Bao-Jie Wang, Jun Yao
To explore the association between DRD4 polymorphisms and schizophrenia risk, a meta-analysis was carried out with 41 case-control articles. Specifically, we included 28 articles (5,735 cases and 5,278 controls) that pertained to the 48 bp variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism, nine articles (1,517 cases and 1,746 controls) that corresponded to the 12 bp tandem repeat (TR), six articles (1,912 cases and 1,836 controls) that addressed the 120 bp TR, 10 articles (2,927 cases and 2,938 controls) that entailed the -521 C>T polymorphism, six articles (1,735 cases and 1,724 controls) that pertained to the -616 C>G polymorphism, and four articles (1,191 cases and 1,215 controls) that involved the -376 C>T polymorphism...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362512/dopaminergic-genetic-variation-influences-aripiprazole-effects-on-alcohol-self-administration-and-the-neural-response-to-alcohol-cues-in-a-randomized-trial
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Joseph P Schacht, Konstantin E Voronin, Patrick K Randall, Raymond F Anton
Dopamine (DA) signaling regulates many aspects of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). However, clinical studies of dopaminergic medications, including the DA partial agonist aripiprazole (APZ), have been inconsistent, suggesting the possibility of a pharmacogenetic interaction. This study examined whether variation in DA-related genes moderated APZ effects on reward-related AUD phenotypes. The interacting effects of APZ and a variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism in DAT1/SLC6A3 (the gene encoding the DA transporter (DAT)) were tested...
May 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230023/pharmacogenetics-predictors-of-methylphenidate-efficacy-in-childhood-adhd
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N M Myer, J R Boland, S V Faraone
Stimulant medication has long been effective in treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is currently the first-line pharmacological treatment for children. Both methylphenidate and amphetamine modulate extracellular catecholamine levels through interaction with dopaminergic, adrenergic and serotonergic system components; it is therefore likely that catecholaminergic molecular components influence the effects of ADHD treatment. Using meta-analysis, we sought to identify predictors of pharmacotherapy to further the clinical implementation of personalized medicine...
December 12, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135816/dopaminergic-genetic-variants-and-voluntary-externally-paced-exercise-behavior
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Denise J VAN DER Mee, Iryna O Fedko, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Erik A Ehli, Matthijs D VAN DER Zee, Lannie Ligthart, Toos C E M VAN Beijsterveldt, Gareth E Davies, Meike Bartels, Joseph G Landers, Eco J C DE Geus
PURPOSE: Most candidate gene studies on the neurobiology of voluntary exercise behavior have focused on the dopaminergic signaling pathway and its role in the mesolimbic reward system. We hypothesized that dopaminergic candidate genes may influence exercise behavior through additional effects on executive functioning and that these effects are only detected when the types of exercise activity are taken into account. METHODS: Data on voluntary exercise behavior and at least one single-nucleotide polymorphism/variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) were available for 12,929 participants of the Netherlands Twin Registry...
April 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940477/camp-levels-in-lymphocytes-and-cd4-regulatory-t-cell-functions-are-affected-by-dopamine-receptor-gene-polymorphisms
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Marco Cosentino, Natasa Kustrimovic, Marco Ferrari, Emanuela Rasini, Franca Marino
The neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) has prominent effects in the immune system and between the immune cells, CD4+ regulatory T (Treg) lymphocytes, a specialized T-cell subset crucial for the control of immune homeostasis, are especially sensitive to DA. Dopaminergic receptors (DR) are grouped into two families according to their pharmacological profile and main second messenger coupling: the D1 -like (D1 and D5 ), which activate adenylate cyclase, and the D2 -like (D2 , D3 and D4 ), which inhibit adenylate cyclase and exist in several variants that have been associated to clinical conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and addiction...
March 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900390/genetically-driven-enhancement-of-dopaminergic-transmission-affects-moral-acceptability-in-females-but-not-in-males-a-pilot-study
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Silvia Pellegrini, Sara Palumbo, Caterina Iofrida, Erika Melissari, Giuseppina Rota, Veronica Mariotti, Teresa Anastasio, Andrea Manfrinati, Rino Rumiati, Lorella Lotto, Michela Sarlo, Pietro Pietrini
Moral behavior has been a key topic of debate for philosophy and psychology for a long time. In recent years, thanks to the development of novel methodologies in cognitive sciences, the question of how we make moral choices has expanded to the study of neurobiological correlates that subtend the mental processes involved in moral behavior. For instance, in vivo brain imaging studies have shown that distinct patterns of brain neural activity, associated with emotional response and cognitive processes, are involved in moral judgment...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797200/the-polymorphism-of-dopamine-receptor-d4-drd4-and-dopamine-transporter-dat-genes-in-the-men-with-antisocial-behaviour-and-mixed-martial-arts-fighters
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Elena V Cherepkova, Vladimir N Maksimov, Alexandr P Kushnarev, Igor I Shakhmatov, Lyubomir I Aftanas
OBJECTIVES: Variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphisms of DRD4 and DAT genes were studied in the Russian and Chechen men convicted of crimes, and two control groups comprised of the MMA fighters and a sample of general population. A group of MMA fighters included only the subjects without history of antisocial behaviour. METHODS: DNA was isolated by phenol-chloroform extraction from the blood. Genotyping VNTR polymorphisms of the DRD4 and DAT genes were performed by PCR on published methods...
September 12, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745671/-a-role-of-interactions-between-n-methyl-d-aspartate-and-dopamine-receptors-in-facial-emotion-recognition-impairment-in-schizophrenia
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M V Alfimova, V E Golimbet, G I Korovaitseva, T V Lezheiko, D V Tikhonov, T K Ganisheva, N B Berezin, A A Snegireva, T K Shemiakina
AIM: To search for genetic mechanisms of facial emotion recognition (FER) impairment, one of the features of schizophrenia that affects social adaptation of patients. Based on the view implicating the interplay between dopaminergic and glutamatergic systems into the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, authors explored the interaction effects of the C366G polymorphism in the GRIN2B gene encoding NMDA receptor subunit NR2B with ANKK1/DRD2 Taq1A and 48-VNTR DRD4 polymorphisms on FER. MATERIAL AND METHODS: GRIN2B -DRD2 interaction effects were studied in a sample of 237 patients and 235 healthy controls, GRIN2B - DRD4 in 268 patients and 208 controls...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727140/respiratory-sinus-arrhythmia-in-the-fourth-decade-of-life-depends-on-birth-weight-and-the-drd4-gene-implications-for-understanding-the-development-of-emotion-regulation
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Calan Savoy, Karen J Mathewson, Louis A Schmidt, Katherine M Morrison, John E Krzeczkowski, Ryan J Van Lieshout
INTRODUCTION: The long allele of the DRD4 gene can confer different behavioral and emotional phenotypes depending upon environmental exposure, although the physiological changes underlying these phenotypes are not fully known. We sought to extend this work by assessing the interaction of the DRD4 gene and exposure to perinatal adversity (indexed by extremely low birth weight [ELBW]) on resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), a neurophysiological measure of emotion regulation, in adulthood...
July 20, 2017: Developmental Psychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630890/drd4-gene-polymorphisms-as-a-risk-factor-for-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-in-iranian-population
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Seyed Mahmoud Tabatabaei, Shahrokh Amiri, Sara Faghfouri, Seyed Gholamreza Noorazar, Shahin AbdollahiFakhim, Ali Fakhari
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Dopamine dysfunction is known to be associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dopamine D4 receptor gene (DRD4) is one of the important genes in this pathway. This study intended to investigate the variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) in exon 3 of the DRD4 gene in Iranian children and adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 130 children with ADHD, aged 6-14 years, and 130 healthy children, within the same age range, were enrolled...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428702/drd4-and-dat1-vntr-genotyping-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Ashley Stanley, K Chavda, A Subramanian, S V Prabhu, T F Ashavaid
The dopamine receptor-D4 and the dopamine transporter have been investigated for their role in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Reports of their genetic association with ADHD have shown mixed results. The aim of the study was to evaluate the association of variable number tandem repeats (VNTRs) of the DRD4 and DAT1 genes with ADHD in children. A pilot 1:1 case control study, with 44 clinically confirmed ADHD cases and 44 age/gender matched healthy controls, was conducted at a tertiary care centre in Mumbai...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282463/family-based-association-study-of-drd4-gene-in-methylphenidate-responded-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Patrick Wing-Leung Leung, Janice Ka Yan Chan, Lu Hua Chen, Chi Chiu Lee, Se Fong Hung, Ting Pong Ho, Chun Pan Tang, Robert K Moyzis, James M Swanson
The 48-basepair (48-bp) variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) polymorphism in exon 3 of the dopamine receptor D4 gene (DRD4) is implicated in the etiology of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In particular, ADHD in European-ancestry population is associated with an increased prevalence of the 7-repeat (7R) allele of the exon 3 VNTR. However, it is intriguing to note that the 7R allele has been found to be of very low prevalence in the Chinese general population. In a previous case-control study, our research team had found that the 7R allele was similarly absent in Chinese ADHD children in Hong Kong...
2017: PloS One
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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MULTICENTER STUDY
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)...
April 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497990/polymorphisms-of-dopamine-receptor-genes-and-risk-of-visual-hallucinations-in-parkinson-s-patients
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M Ferrari, C Comi, F Marino, L Magistrelli, F De Marchi, R Cantello, G Riboldazzi, G Bono, M Cosentino
BACKGROUND: Visual hallucinations (VHs) are frequent non-motor complication of Parkinson's disease (PD), associated to a negative prognosis. Previous studies showed an association between dopamine receptor (DR) gene (DR) variants and psychosis in Alzheimer's disease, addictions, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. However, there are only a few studies on DR variants and VHs in PD, which did not provide conclusive results. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to determine whether genetic differences of DR are associated with visual hallucinations (VHs) in a cohort of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients...
November 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494520/dopamine-receptor-gene-drd4-7-repeat-allele-x-maternal-sensitivity-interaction-on-child-externalizing-behavior-problems-independent-replication-of-effects-at-18-months
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Anthony P King, Maria Muzik, Lindsay Hamilton, Alexander B Taylor, Katherine L Rosenblum, Israel Liberzon
The DRD4 VNTR has been associated with child behavior problems in interaction with maternal insensitivity in European and American cohorts of preschoolers, with the 7-repeat (7R) allele associated with greater problems. We sought to replicate and expand these findings by examining effects on reports of child behavior problems at 18 months. A 63 family sample with data for observed maternal sensitivity ratings, DRD4 VNTR genotype, and maternal report of child behavior problems at 18-months was used in this preliminary analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267123/sexual-trauma-the-dopamine-d4-receptor-and-suicidal-ideation-among-hospitalized-adolescents-a-preliminary-investigation
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James Doorley, Caitlin Williams, Travis Mallard, Christianne Esposito-Smythers, John McGeary
Though an association exists between sexual trauma and adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs), not all adolescents with a sexual assault history develop STBs. The present study examined whether carrier status of the DRD4 VNTR polymorphism (DRD4 L vs. DRD4S) moderated the relationship between sexual trauma and STBs in a sample of psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents. A total of 76 psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents provided saliva samples for genotyping procedures and completed assessment measures...
April 2017: Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research
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