Migraine association and linkage analyses of the human 5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT2A) receptor gene

Nyholt, D.R., Curtain, R.P., Gaffney, P.T., Brimage, P.J., Goadsby, P.J., & Griffiths, L.R. (1996) Migraine association and linkage analyses of the human 5-hydroxytryptamine (5HT2A) receptor gene. Cephalalgia, 16(7), pp. 463-467.

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5-Hydroxytryptamine (5HT), commonly known as serotonin, which predominantly serves as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, has long been implicated in migraine pathophysiology. This study tested an Mspl polymorphism in the human 5HT2A receptor gene (HTR2A) and a closely linked microsatellite marker (D13S126), for linkage and association with common migraine. In the association analyses, no significant differences were found between the migraine and control populations for both the Mspl polymorphism and the D13S126 microsatellite marker. The linkage studies involving three families comprising 36 affected members were analysed using both parametric (FASTLINK) and non-parametric (MFLINK and APM) techniques. Significant close linkage was indicated between the Mspl polymorphism and the D13S126 microsatellite marker at a recombination fraction (θ) of zero (lod score=7.15). Linkage results for the Mspl polymorphism were not very informative in the three families, producing maximum and minimum lod scores of only 0.35 and 0.39 at recombination fractions (θ) of 0.2 and 0.00, respectively. However, linkage analysis between the D13S126 marker and migraine indicated significant non-linkage (lod2) up to a recombination fraction (θ) of 0.028. Results from this study exclude the HTR2A gene, which has been localized to chromosome 13q14-q21, for involvement with common migraine.

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ID Code: 62945
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1046/j.1468-2982.1996.1607463.x
ISSN: 1468-2982
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 Sage Publications Ltd.
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2013 04:11
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 23:25

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