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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429137/comt-and-gad1-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-impaired-antisaccade-task-performance-in-schizophrenic-patients
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Anna V Kirenskaya, Zinaida I Storozheva, Marina A Gruden, Robert D E Sewell
Genetic influences modulating executive functions engaging prefrontal cortical brain systems were investigated in 141 male subjects. The effects of variations in two genes implicated in dopamine and GABA activities in the prefrontal cortex: rs4680 (Val158/Met polymorphism of the catechol-o-methyltransferase gene-COMT) and rs3749034 (C/T) substitution in the promoter region of the glutamic acid decarboxylase gene (GAD1) were studied on antisaccade (AS) performance in healthy subjects and schizophrenic patients...
February 10, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427081/effects-of-tolcapone-and-bromocriptine-on-cognitive-stability-and-flexibility
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Ian G M Cameron, Deanna L Wallace, Ahmad Al-Zughoul, Andrew S Kayser, Mark D'Esposito
RATIONALE: The prefrontal cortex (PFC) and basal ganglia (BG) have been associated with cognitive stability and cognitive flexibility, respectively. We hypothesized that increasing PFC dopamine tone by administering tolcapone (a catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitor) to human subjects should promote stability; conversely, increasing BG dopamine tone by administering bromocriptine (a D2 receptor agonist) should promote flexibility. OBJECTIVE: We assessed these hypotheses by administering tolcapone, bromocriptine, and a placebo to healthy subjects who performed a saccadic eye movement task requiring stability and flexibility...
February 9, 2018: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426301/the-comt-polymorphism-is-not-associated-with-the-incidence-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
#3
Mehmet Oezkur, Attila Magyar, Phillip Thomas, Andreas Reif, Stefan Störk, Peter U Heuschmann, Rainer G Leyh, Martin Wagner
BACKGROUND: The Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) represents the key enzyme in catecholamine degradation. Recent studies suggest that the COMT rs4680 polymorphism is associated with the response to endogenous and exogenous catecholamines. There are, however, conflicting data regarding the COMT Met/Met phenotype being associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery. The aim of the current study is to prospectively investigate the impact of the COMT rs4680 polymorphism on the incidence of AKI in patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
February 9, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404714/migraine-and-the-hippocampus
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REVIEW
Hung-Yu Liu, Kun-Hsien Chou, Wei-Ta Chen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The hippocampus is involved in pain processing, pain-related attention and anxiety, and stress response. The present review compiles the present knowledge of hippocampal volume, activity, and connectivity regarding migraine. RECENT FINDINGS: For hippocampal volume, a longitudinal study discovered decreased volume in newly diagnosed migraine patients after 1 year. Two cross-sectional studies suggested an adaptive increase of volume at low headache frequency and a maladaptive decrease of volume at higher headache frequency...
February 5, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402857/association-between-comt-polymorphism-val158met-and-opioid-consumption-in-patients-with-postoperative-pain-a-meta-analysis
#5
Bo Hu, Xiaomin Zhang, Guangtao Xu, Qinmei Zhang, Ping Qian, Shengbing Liu, Jia Zhu, Ruilin Shen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Several factors influencing postoperative pain and the effect of opioid analgesics have been investigated on an individual level. The aim of this study was to clarify the impact of catecholamine-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene Val158Met on opioid consumption in postoperative patients. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature up to September 30, 2017, were performed by using PubMed, Cochrane Library, ISI Web of Science, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database...
January 25, 2018: Neuro-Signals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333880/pharmacogenetic-analysis-of-opioid-dependence-treatment-dose-and-dropout-rate
#6
Richard C Crist, James Li, Glenn A Doyle, Alex Gilbert, Bryan M Dechairo, Wade H Berrettini
BACKGROUND: Currently, no pharmacogenetic tests for selecting an opioid-dependence pharmacotherapy have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. OBJECTIVES: Determine the effects of variants in 11 genes on dropout rate and dose in patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00315341). METHODS: Variants in six pharmacokinetic genes (CYP1A2, CYP2B6, CYP2C19, CYP2C9, CYP2D6, CYP3A4) and five pharmacodynamic genes (HTR2A, OPRM1, ADRA2A, COMT, SLC6A4) were genotyped in samples from a 24-week, randomized, open-label trial of methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone for the treatment of opioid dependence (n = 764; 68...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325115/fast-sleep-spindle-density-is-associated-with-rs4680-val108-158met-genotype-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt
#7
Claudia Schilling, Lena Gappa, Michael Schredl, Fabian Streit, Jens Treutlein, Josef Frank, Michael Deuschle, Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Marcella Rietschel, Stephanie H Witt
Study Objectives: Sleep spindles are a hallmark of NREM stage 2 sleep. Fast sleep spindles correlate with cognitive functioning, and are reduced in schizophrenia. Although spindles are highly genetically determined, distinct genetic mechanisms influencing sleep spindle activity have not been identified so far. Spindles are generated within a thalamo-cortical network. Dopaminergic neurotransmission modulates activity within this network and importantly depends on activity of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT)...
January 6, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314589/effect-of-the-comt-val158met-genotype-on-lateral-prefrontal-activations-in-young-children
#8
Yusuke Moriguchi, Ikuko Shinohara
Low executive function (EF) during early childhood is a major risk factor for developmental delay, academic failure, and social withdrawal. Susceptible genes may affect the molecular and biological mechanisms underpinning EF. More specifically, genes associated with the regulation of prefrontal dopamine may modulate the response of prefrontal neurons during executive control. Several studies with adults and older children have shown that variants of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene are associated with behavioral performance and prefrontal activations in EF tasks...
January 4, 2018: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248857/catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-genotype-affects-cognitive-control-during-total-sleep-deprivation
#9
Brieann C Satterfield, John M Hinson, Paul Whitney, Michelle A Schmidt, Jonathan P Wisor, Hans P A Van Dongen
Adaptive decision making is profoundly impaired by total sleep deprivation (TSD). This suggests that TSD impacts fronto-striatal pathways involved in cognitive control, where dopamine is a key neuromodulator. In the prefrontal cortex (PFC), dopamine is catabolized by the enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT). A functional polymorphism (Val158Met) influences COMT's enzymatic activity, resulting in markedly different levels of prefrontal dopamine. We investigated the effect of this polymorphism on adaptive decision making during TSD...
November 26, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248614/significant-association-between-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-val158-108met-polymorphism-and-cognitive-function-in-veterans-with-ptsd
#10
Ana Havelka Mestrovic, Lucija Tudor, Matea Nikolac Perkovic, Gordana Nedic Erjavec, Zrnka Kovacic Petrovic, Dubravka Svob Strac, Marcela Konjevod, Nela Pivac
Core features of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are cognitive disturbances. Enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) degrades dopamine primarily in prefrontal cortex. Its functional polymorphism, COMT Val158/108Met, affects COMT activity and dopamine availability and is associated with disturbances in cognition. The hypothesis was that PTSD subjects will have worse working memory than healthy controls and that the carriers of the COMT Met allele will show better cognitive performance compared to Val/Val carriers in PTSD and controls subjects...
December 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247072/vascular-and-dopaminergic-contributors-to-mild-parkinsonian-signs-in-older-adults
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Andrea L Rosso, Nicolaas I Bohnen, Lenore J Launer, Howard J Aizenstein, Kristine Yaffe, Caterina Rosano
OBJECTIVE: Mild parkinsonian signs (MPS) are an underappreciated neurologic condition in older adults; we assessed associations of MPS with measures of dopaminergic (catechol-O-methyltransferase [COMT] genotype, an indicator of synaptic dopamine levels) and vascular (white matter hyperintensities [WMH], an indicator of cerebral small vessel disease) factors. METHODS: In a cohort of older adults (mean age 82.6 years [SD 2.6]; 58.0% female; 38.8% black), we assessed cross-sectional associations of WMH volume and COMT Val158Met (rs4680) genotype (n = 35 Met/Met, n = 180 Val carriers) with MPS by regression models adjusted for demographic and health characteristics...
January 16, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222971/the-divergent-impact-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-val158met-genetic-polymorphisms-on-executive-function-in-adolescents-with-discrete-patterns-of-childhood-adversity
#12
Huihui Zhang, Jie Li, Bei Yang, Tao Ji, Zhouting Long, Qiquan Xing, Di Shao, Huayu Bai, Jiwei Sun, Fenglin Cao
PURPOSE: Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met functional polymorphisms play a crucial role in the development of executive function (EF), but their effect may be moderated by environmental factors such as childhood adversity. The present study aimed at testing the divergent impact of the COMT Val158Met genotype on EF in non-clinical adolescents with discrete patterns of childhood adversity. METHODS: A total of 341 participants completed the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, the self-reported version of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, and self-administered questionnaires on familial function...
November 22, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222686/eeg-source-imaging-indices-of-cognitive-control-show-associations-with-dopamine-system-genes
#13
G McLoughlin, J Palmer, S Makeig, N Bigdely-Shamlo, T Banaschewski, M Laucht, D Brandeis
Cognitive or executive control is a critical mental ability, an important marker of mental illness, and among the most heritable of neurocognitive traits. Two candidate genes, catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and DRD4, which both have a roles in the regulation of cortical dopamine, have been consistently associated with cognitive control. Here, we predicted that individuals with the COMT Met/Met allele would show improved response execution and inhibition as indexed by event-related potentials in a Go/NoGo task, while individuals with the DRD4 7-repeat allele would show impaired brain activity...
December 8, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201551/investigation-of-the-comt-val158met-variant-association-with-age-of-onset-of-psychosis-adjusting-for-cannabis-use
#14
Rohit J Lodhi, Yabing Wang, David Rossolatos, Georgina MacIntyre, Alexandra Bowker, Candice Crocker, Hongyan Ren, Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Darren A Bugbee, Alexandra Loverock, Brett Majeau, Sudhakar Sivapalan, Virginia M Newton, Philip Tibbo, Scot E Purdon, Katherine J Aitchison
Objective: COMT rs4680 (Val158Met) genotype moderates the effect of cannabis on the age of onset of psychosis (AoP). We investigated the association between rs4680 and AoP, after adjusting for relevant covariates, in a Canadian Caucasian sample. Methods: One hundred and sixty-nine subjects with psychosis were recruited. AoP, defined as age of DSM-IV diagnosis was established using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. Cannabis use data were collected using a self-report computerized questionnaire...
November 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198511/preliminary-evidence-for-an-association-between-variants-of-the-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-gene-and-premature-ejaculation
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Patrick Jern, Ada Johansson, Jana Strohmaier, Jens Treutlein, Juhana Piha, Marcella Rietschel
BACKGROUND: Studies have suggested that dopamine plays a role in the neurobiological mechanism that triggers ejaculation, leading scientists to hypothesize that dopamine-related genetic polymorphisms could contribute to symptoms of premature ejaculation (PE). AIM: To investigate associations between dopamine receptor and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT; an enzyme involved in the catabolism of dopamine) gene-linked polymorphisms and PE. METHODS: PE status in patient groups was determined by clinical diagnosis performed by a physician specializing in sexual medicine...
December 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194954/comt-val-158-met-moderates-the-link-between-rank-and-aggression-in-a-non-human-primate
#16
D R Gutleb, C Roos, A Noll, J Ostner, O Schülke
The COMT Val158Met polymorphism is one of the most widely studied genetic polymorphisms in humans implicated in aggression and the moderation of stressful life event effects. We screened a wild primate population for polymorphisms at the COMT Val158Met site and phenotyped them for aggression to test whether the human polymorphism exists and is associated with variation in aggressive behavior. Subjects were all adults from 4 study groups (37 males, 40 females) of Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis) in their natural habitat (Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand)...
December 1, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191570/the-effect-of-interactions-between-genetics-and-cannabis-use-on-neurocognition-a-review
#17
REVIEW
E Cosker, T Schwitzer, N Ramoz, F Ligier, L Lalanne, P Gorwood, R Schwan, V Laprévote
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is one of the most widely-used drugs in industrialized countries. It is now well established that cannabis use impacts neurocognition. In the intoxication period time episodic memory, working memory and attention are impacted and impulsivity is increased. The long-term effects of cannabis use tend to be similar. Various internal factors, such as sex differences, modulate this impact. It is unclear whether genetic variations can also influence the impact of cannabis on neurocognition...
November 28, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044248/task-demands-tdcs-intensity-and-the-comt-val-158-met-polymorphism-impact-tdcs-linked-working-memory-training-gains
#18
Jaclyn A Stephens, Kevin T Jones, Marian E Berryhill
Working memory (WM) training paired with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can improve executive function in older adults. The unclear mechanism of tDCS likely depends on tDCS intensity, and task relevant genetic factors (e.g., for WM: COMT val(158)met, DAT, BDNF val(66)met). Higher tDCS intensity does not always lead to greater cognitive gains, and genetic polymorphisms may modulate tDCS-linked WM improvements. To evaluate these factors, 137 healthy older adults provided DNA samples and received Visual and Spatial WM training paired with tDCS (sham, 1, 1...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968343/influence-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-val158met-on-fear-of-pain-and-placebo-analgesia
#19
June T Forsberg, Johannes Gjerstad, Magne Arve Flaten, Per M Aslaksen
Higher levels of fear have been shown to partly explain individual differences in placebo analgesic responding. The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) rs4680 Val158Met polymorphism has been associated with both increased placebo analgesia and increased fear-related behavior, in what appears to be inconsistent findings in the literature. The aim of the study was therefore to investigate placebo analgesia and fear-related processes with regard to the COMT genotype, to sort out whether the Met-allele is associated with increased placebo analgesia or increased fear of pain (FOP)...
October 30, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968204/prevalence-of-comt-val158met-polymorphism-in-eastern-up-population
#20
P Kumar, U Yadav, V Rai
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is an abundant S-adenosylmethionine (SAM-)-dependent methyltransferase that methylates catechol compounds, including catecholamines and catecholestrogens.COMT  gene located at chromosome 22q11.2 contains a functional polymorphism at codon 158(Val158Met), which has been related to psychiatric diseases and different types of cancer. COMT might affect tHcy levels because as a by-product it converts SAM to S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH), which is reversibly converted to homocysteine...
July 31, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
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