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Egorova M.S., Chertkova Yu.D. MAOA polymorphism and variation in psychological traits

Full text in Russian: Егорова М.С., Черткова Ю.Д. Полиморфизм гена моноаминооксидазы (МАОА) и вариативность психологических черт
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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Molecular genetic studies have indicated that genetic polymorphisms (multiple allelism) determine individual differences in pathology and as well as variation of normal psychological traits. Herein, we examine the association between psychological traits and monoamine oxidase A gene coding for MAOA enzyme involved in the breakdown of monamines. Three directions in research are discussed: (1) direct association between MAOA genotypes and psychological traits (antisocial behavior, anxiety, depression, personality), (2) genotype-environment interaction (association between MAOA genotype and psychological traits in the presence of environmental hazards), (3) the effect of combination of genes – association between a number of polymorphisms and psychological traits.

Keywords: monoamine oxidase A gene, genotype-environment interaction, antisocial behavior, personality traits

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 11-06-00271.


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Received 30 June 2011. Date of publication: 31 December 2011.

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Egorova Marina S. Ph.D., Professor, Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Education; Head, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, The Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Chertkova Yulia D. Ph., Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, The Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Egorova M.S., Chertkova Yu.D. MAOA polymorphism and variation in psychological traits. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2011, No. 6(20), p. 14. Retrieved from http://psystudy.ru. 0421100116/0073. [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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