Emerging genomic biomarkers in migraine

Menon, Saras & Griffiths, Lyn R. (2013) Emerging genomic biomarkers in migraine. Future Neurology, 8(1), pp. 87-101.

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Migraine is a debilitating neurovascular condition classified as either migraine with aura or migraine without aura. A significant genetic basis has been implicated in migraine and has probed the role of neurotransmitters, hormones and vascular genes in this disorder. The aim of this review is to highlight the recent genetic discoveries contributing to our understanding of the complex pathogenesis of migraine. The current review will discuss the role of neurotransmitter-related genes in migraine, including the recently identified TRESK and variants of the KCNN3 gene, as well as outlining studies investigating hormone receptor genes, such as ESR1 and PGR, and vascular-related genes, including the MTHFR and NOTCH 3 genes.

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ID Code: 62432
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.2217/fnl.12.80
ISSN: 1748-6971
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Future Medicine Ltd.
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2013 04:12
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 01:15

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