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Catechol-O-methyltransferase – COMT

Biomarkers

TECHNICAL SUMMARY

Gene Summary
Gene: Catechol-O-methyltransferase
Gene Symbol: COMT
Related Analyte(s): Alpha-Amylase, Cortisol
Common SNPs
rs4680
Assay Methodology
Methodology: Genomic DNA, purified using silica based membrane columns is analyzed by TaqMan® SNP Genotyping Assays run on the 7900HT real time PCR system
Yield: 2-5 ug genomic DNA
Biomarkers

How to collect Catechol-O-methyltransferase – COMT

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References & COMT Related Research

  1. Grossman, MH. et al. (1992). Chromosomal mapping of the human catechol-O-methyltransferase gene to 22q11.1—-q11.2. Genomics. 12(4), 822-825
  2. Bruder, Ge. et al. (2005). Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) genotypes and working memory: associations with differing cognitive operations. Biological Psychiatry. 58(11), 901-907.
  3. Robinson, S. et al. (2009). Executive functions in children with autism spectrum disorders. Brain and Cognition. 71(3), 362-368.
  4. Lachman, HM. et al. (1996). Association of codon 108/158 catechol-O-methyltransferase gene polymorphism with the psychiatric manifestations of velo-cardio-facial syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 67(5), 468-472.
  5. Chen, J. et al. (2004). Functional Analysis of Genetic Variation in Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT): Effects on mRNA, Protein, and Enzyme Activity in Postmortem Human Brain. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 75(5), 807-821.
  6. Stein, DJ. et al. (2006). Warriors versus worriers: the role of COMT gene variants. CNS Spectrums. 11(10), 745-748.
  7. Stein, M. et al. (2005). COMT Polymorphisms and Anxiety-Related Personality Traits. Neuropsychopharmacology. 30(2005), 2092-2102.
  8. Kennedy, Q. et al. (2011). The Roles of COMT val158met Status and Aviation Expertise in Flight Simulator Performance and Cognitive Ability. Behavior Genetics. 41(5), 700-708.
  9. Bhakta, SG. et al. (2012). The COMT Met158 allele and violence in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research. 140(1-3), 192-197.
  10. Soeiro-de-Souza, MG. et al. (2012). COMT polymorphisms as predictors of cognitive dysfunction during manic and mixed episodes in bipolar I disorder. Bipolar Disorders. 14(5), 554-564.

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