Human Genetics

, Volume 91, Issue 4, pp 405–406

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.

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© 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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