Catechol-O-methyltransferase Val108/158Met gene and alcoholism in Turkish subjects


ALTINTOPRAK A. E. , KAYAHAN B. , Tezcanli B., KOSOVA B. , COŞKUNOL H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.42, no.2, pp.289-297, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1011-1260
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-297

Abstract

Aim: To determine if the functional Val108/158Met polymorphism causes a tendency toward alcohol addiction in Turkish cases. This polymorphism of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene has been associated with many psychiatric disorders, as well as with alcoholism.