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dc.contributor.authorCannon, Dara
dc.identifier.citationLaje, G,Cannon, DM,Alen, AS,Klaver, JM,Peck, SA,Liu, XM,Manji, HK,Drevets, WC,McMahon, FJ (2010) 'Genetic variation in HTR2A influences serotonin transporter binding potential as measured using PET and [C-11]DASB'. International Journal Of Neuropsychopharmacology, 13 :715-724.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn a previous study we showed that genetic variation in HTR2A, which encodes the serotonin 2A receptor, influenced outcome of citalopram treatment in patients with major depressive disorder. Since chronic administration of citalopram, which selectively and potently inhibits the serotonin transporter (5-HTT), putatively enhances serotonergic transmission, it is conceivable that genetic variation within HTR2A also influences pretreatment 5-HTT function or serotonergic transmission. The present study used positron emission tomography (PET) and the selective 5-HTT ligand, [C-11]DASB, to investigate whether the HTR2A marker alleles that predict treatment outcome also predict differences in 5-HTT binding. Brain levels of 5-HTT were assessed in vivo using PET measures of the non-displaceable component of the [C-11]DASB binding potential (BPND). DNA from 43 patients and healthy volunteers, all unmedicated, was genotyped with 14 single nucleotide polymorphisms located within or around HTR2A. Allelic association with BPND was assessed in eight brain regions, with covariates to control for race and ethnicity. We detected allelic association between [(11)]DASB BPND in thalamus and three markers in a region spanning the 3' untranslated region and second intron of HTR2A (rs7333412, p=0.000045; rs7997012, p=0.000086; rs977003, p=0.000069). The association signal at rs7333412 remained significant (pen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal Of Neuropsychopharmacologyen
dc.subjectGenetic associationen_US
dc.subjectPositron emission tomographyen_US
dc.subjectSerotonin transporteren_US
dc.subjectHuman brainen_US
dc.subjectBipolar Disorderen_US
dc.subjectMood disordersen_US
dc.subjectGenetic associationen_US
dc.subjectH-3 paroxetineen_US
dc.titleGenetic variation in HTR2A influences serotonin transporter binding potential as measured using PET and [C-11]DASBen_US
dc.local.contactDara Cannon, Anatomy, Nui, Galway. 5692 Email:

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