Antonio Drago

Effect of the dysbindin gene on antimanic agents in patients with bipolar I disorder

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  • Dong-Hwan Yun
  • ,
  • Chi-Un Pae
  • ,
  • Antonio Drago
  • Laura Mandelli
  • ,
  • Diana De Ronchi
  • ,
  • Ashwin A Patkar
  • ,
  • In Ho Paik
  • ,
  • Alessandro Serretti
  • ,
  • Jung-Jin Kim

OBJECTIVE: We previously reported an association between dysbindin gene (DTNBP1) variants and bipolar I disorder (BID). This paper expands upon previous findings suggesting that DTNBP1 variants may play a role in the response to acute mood stabilizer treatment.

METHODS: A total of 45 BID patients were treated with antimanic agents (lithium, valproate, or carbamazepine) for an average of 36.52 (+/-19.87) days. After treatment, the patients were evaluated using the Clinical Global Impression (CGI) scale and the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) and genotyped for their DTNBP1 variants (rs3213207 A/G, rs1011313 C/T, rs2005976 G/A, rs760761 C/T and rs2619522 A/C).

RESULTS: There was no association between the variants investigated and response to mood stabilizer treatment, even after considering possible stratification factors.

CONCLUSION: Although the small number of subjects is an important limitation in our study, DTNBP1 does not seem to be involved in acute antimanic efficacy.

TidsskriftPsychiatry investigation
Sider (fra-til)102-5
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2008

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