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, cilt.42, ss.289-297, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1011-1260
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.289-297

Özet

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.