A functional genetic variation of the 5-HT2a receptor affects human memory

de Quervain, Dominique J.-F. and Henke, Katharina and Aerni, Amanda and Coluccia, Daniel and Wollmer, M. Axel and Hock, Christoph and Nitsch, Roger M. and Papassotiropoulos, Andreas. (2003) A functional genetic variation of the 5-HT2a receptor affects human memory. Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 6, H. 11. pp. 1141-1142.

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Human memory capacity is highly variable across individuals and is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. A roughly 50% heritability estimate indicates that naturally occurring genetic variations have an important impact on this cognitive ability. Therefore, we investigated a functional variation of a memory-related serotonin receptor in 349 healthy young volunteers, and found 21% poorer memory performance in subjects with the rare variant.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Services Biozentrum > Life Sciences Training Facility (Papassotiropoulos)
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Molecular Neuroscience (Papassotiropoulos)
UniBasel Contributors:Papassotiropoulos, Andreas and de Quervain, Dominique J.-F.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Nature America
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