- 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 Department of Medical Genetics, UMCU, Utrecht, The Netherlands Electronic address
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...