Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology

Association of the DRD2 TaqIA, 5-HT1B A-161T, and CNR1 1359 G/A polymorphisms with alcohol dependence: A single center study in the Denizli Province of Turkey

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2011; 21: -
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Background: Alcohol dependence is associated with genetic variants of alcohol-metabolizing enzymes and genes related to the dopaminergic, gamma-aminobutyric acidergic, glutamatergic, opioid, cholinergic, and serotonergic systems. Genetic variations in the endogenous cannabinoid system are also involved in alcohol dependence.

Objective: The present study was aimed at evaluating the association between three polymorphisms, DRD2 TaqIA, 5-HT1B A-161T and CNR1 1359 G/A (rs1049353), and alcohol dependence.

Methods: One hundred and twenty three patients, who were admitted to the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center of Denizli State Hospital and diagnosed with alcohol dependence according to the DSM-IV criteria, and 125 healthy volunteers were included in the study.

Results: Of the three polymorphisms investigated, 5-HT1B A-161T was the only one found to be associated with alcohol dependence.

Conclusion: The 5-HT1B receptor A-161T polymorphism might be a promising marker for alcohol dependence; however, future studies are needed to clarify these findings.

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