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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627597/genetic-pathways-to-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-depression-in-children-investigation-of-catechol-o-methyltransferase-comt-val158met-using-different-ptsd-diagnostic-models
#1
BreAnne A Danzi, Annette M La Greca
The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism has been linked to PTSD, although findings have been inconsistent. Recently, different diagnostic criteria for PTSD have been introduced by ICD-11 and DSM-5, including separate criteria for adults and for young children (i.e., the preschool criteria). The preschool criteria may be applicable to older children as well. This study is the first to examine COMT associations with depression and PTSD, using new diagnostic models, in school-age children (7-11 years) exposed to a natural disaster...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623060/perceived-stress-in-adults-aged-65-to-90-relations-to-facets-of-time-perspective-and-comt-val-158-met-polymorphism
#2
Michael Rönnlund, Elisabeth Åström, Rolf Adolfsson, Maria G Carelli
This study examined the relation between perceived stress and time perspective (views of past, present, future) in a population-based sample of older adults (65-90 years, N = 340). The Perceived Questionnaire (PSQ index) was used to measure stress and the Swedish version of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (S-ZTPI) was used to operationalize time perspective. Unlike the original inventory, S-ZTPI separates positive and negative aspects of a future time perspective and we hypothesized that the Future Negative (FN) scale would be important to account for variations in stress...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594134/the-comt-val158met-polymorphism-and-exploratory-behavior-in-bipolar-mania
#3
Arpi Minassian, Jared W Young, Mark A Geyer, John R Kelsoe, William Perry
Background: The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met gene influences cognition and behavior in psychiatric illnesses; its low-activity allele, methionine (Met), may be associated with behavior reflecting catecholamine overactivity. Heightened motor activity and increased positive valence are central features of bipolar disorder (BD) and have been quantified in the human Behavioral Pattern Monitor (hBPM), an exploration paradigm based upon the rodent open field. We examined whether hBPM behavior was related to the COMT gene in a small sample of manic BD patients...
February 2018: Molecular Neuropsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574383/interplay-between-comt-val158met-childhood-adversities-and-sex-in-predicting-panic-pathology-findings-from-a-general-population-sample
#4
Eva Asselmann, Johannes Hertel, Katja Beesdo-Baum, Carsten-Oliver Schmidt, Georg Homuth, Matthias Nauck, Hans-Jörgen Grabe, Christiane A Pané-Farré
BACKGROUND: The single nucleotide polymorphism rs4680 of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene has been implicated to be involved in the etiopathogenesis of panic. However, it remains unresolved whether rs4680 modifies the risk-association between early life stress and subsequent development of panic pathology. METHODS: The genotype of rs4680 was determined for n = 2242 adults with European ancestry from the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP, a regional longitudinal cohort study from northeastern Germany)...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559020/gene-polymorphisms-and-response-to-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-schizophrenia
#5
Harleen Chhabra, Venkataram Shivakumar, Manjula Subbanna, Sunil V Kalmady, Anushree Bose, Sri Mahavir Agarwal, Vanteemar S Sreeraj, Damodharan Dinakaran, Janardhanan C Narayanaswamy, Monojit Debnath, Ganesan Venkatasubramanian
OBJECTIVE: Recent observations demonstrate a significant ameliorative effect of add-on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) in schizophrenia. Of the many SNPs, NRG1 rs35753505 and catechol-o-methyl transferase (COMT) rs4680 polymorphisms have shown to have a strong association with neuroplasticity effect in schizophrenia. METHODS: Schizophrenia patients (n=32) with treatment resistant auditory hallucinations were administered with an add-on tDCS...
March 21, 2018: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546858/cloninger-s-temperament-and-character-dimensions-and-dopaminergic-genes-dat1-vntr-and-comt-val158met-polymorphisms
#6
Ivana Glavina Jelaš, Ivan Dević, Dalibor Karlović
BACKGROUND: the objective of this study was to examine the associations between Cloninger temperament and character dimensions with the DAT1 VNTR and COMT Val158Met polymorphisms. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 101 subjects, consisting of students of the Police College in Zagreb and staff of the Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital in Zagreb. The Cloninger Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) was used to test personality traits. RESULTS: A main effect of the DAT1 VNTR polymorphism was found on the subscale self-directedness - SD2 (F=5...
March 2018: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474345/opioid-related-genetic-polymorphisms-do-not-influence-postoperative-opioid-requirement-a-prospective-observational-study
#7
Frédéric Aubrun, Noël Zahr, Olivier Langeron, Nicolas Boccheciampe, Nathalie Cozic, Lisa Belin, Jean-Sebastien Hulot, Frederic Khiami, Bruno Riou
BACKGROUND: Among the various factors that may influence the pharmacological response to opioids, genetic polymorphisms [single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP)] have generated some interest. OBJECTIVES: To examine the influence on morphine dose requirements and adverse events in the postoperative period of four SNP [opioid receptor mu1 (OPRM1), ATP-binding cassette subfamily B, member 1 (ABCB1) ex-21 and ex-26, catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT)] in candidate genes involved in morphine pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics...
February 22, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472644/effects-of-comt-genotype-and-tolcapone-on-lapses-of-sustained-attention-after-sleep-deprivation-in-healthy-young-men
#8
Amandine Valomon, Sebastian C Holst, Alessandro Borrello, Susanne Weigend, Thomas Müller, Wolfgang Berger, Michael Sommerauer, Christian R Baumann, Hans-Peter Landolt
Tolcapone, a brain penetrant selective inhibitor of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) devoid of psychostimulant properties, improves cognition and cortical information processing in rested volunteers, depending on the genotype of the functional Val158Met polymorphism of COMT. The impact of this common genetic variant on behavioral and neurophysiological markers of increased sleep need after sleep loss is controversial. Here we investigated the potential usefulness of tolcapone to mitigate consequences of sleep deprivation on lapses of sustained attention, and tested the hypothesis that dopamine signaling in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) causally contributes to neurobehavioral and neurophysiological markers of sleep homeostasis in humans...
February 5, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455339/analysis-of-comt-val158met-polymorphisms-and-methylation-in-chinese-male-schizophrenia-patients-with-homicidal-behavior
#9
Yikai Hu, Chenghu Li, Yangfan Wang, Qinhan Li, Yidong Liu, Shengde Liao, Peiqing Cao, Hongmei Xu
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder, and its mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. A functional single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) present in the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene, Val158Met (rs4680) (Chr22: 19,963,498), is possibly related to the violent behavior of schizophrenia patients. However, the specific variant that causes violent behavior is still unknown. Since the Val variation of Val158Met (rs4680) introduces a CG site into the sequence, the methylation level of the Val158Met (rs4680) region may also have an association with the homicidal behavior of schizophrenia patients...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429137/comt-and-gad1-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-impaired-antisaccade-task-performance-in-schizophrenic-patients
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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 thalamocortical network. Dopaminergic neurotransmission modulates activity within this network and importantly depends on activity of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT)...
March 1, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314589/effect-of-the-comt-val158met-genotype-on-lateral-prefrontal-activations-in-young-children
#17
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
#18
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...
February 2018: 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-val-158-108-met-polymorphism-and-cognitive-function-in-veterans-with-ptsd
#19
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 Val158/108 Met, 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...
February 14, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247072/vascular-and-dopaminergic-contributors-to-mild-parkinsonian-signs-in-older-adults
#20
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
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