- The association of the alpha-5 subunit of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor gene and the brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene with different aspects of smoking behaviorElemi J Breetvelt
Departments of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Psychiatr Genet 22:96-8. 2012..Overall, the results confirm the involvement of the CHRNA5 gene in the amount of nicotine use and further suggest involvement of the BDNF gene in smoking behavior...
- Schizophrenia risk factors constitute general risk factors for psychiatric symptoms in the populationElemi J Breetvelt
Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Schizophr Res 120:184-90. 2010..However, to our knowledge no large-scale studies have been conducted which examine the specificity of these risk factors in the general population...
- BDNF Val66Met homozygosity does not influence plasma BDNF levels in healthy human subjectsJurjen J Luykx
Department of Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht UMCU, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 43:185-7. 2013..In conclusion, these results add to a growing body of evidence indicating that allelic variation at rs6265 does not have medium to large effects on plasma BDNF concentrations...