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Human Genetics

, Volume 91, Issue 4, pp 405–406 | Cite as

A 40-nucleotide repeat polymorphism in the human dopamine transporter gene

  • Akira Sano
  • Keiji Kondoh
  • Yasuo Kakimoto
  • Ikuko Kondo
DNA Variants

Abstract

A new polymorphic 40-nucleotide repeat in the human dopamine transporter gene is described. It may underlie individual differences in susceptibility to several neuropsychiatric diseases.

Keywords

Internal Medicine Dopamine Individual Difference Metabolic Disease Transporter Gene 
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References

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  2. Vandenberg DJ, Persico AM, Uhl GR (1992) A human dopamine transporter cDNA predicts reduced glycosylation, displays a novel repetitive element and provides racially dimorphic TaqI RFLPs. Mol Brain Res 15:161–166Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Sano
    • 1
  • Keiji Kondoh
    • 1
  • Yasuo Kakimoto
    • 1
  • Ikuko Kondo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeuropsychiatryEhime University School of MedicineEhimeJapan
  2. 2.Department of HygieneEhime University School of MedicineEhimeJapan

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