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Psychiatry Res. 2001 Dec 31;105(3):175-85.

No association between T102C polymorphism of serotonin-2A receptor gene and clinical phenotypes of Chinese schizophrenic patients.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China.


Serotonin dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Previous studies have shown an association between the T102C polymorphism of the 5HT2a receptor gene and schizophrenia. However, negative findings have also been reported. One possible explanation for such discrepancy is disease heterogeneity due to the current limitations in the diagnosis of schizophrenia. We conducted a case-control study of the T102C polymorphism with detailed characterisation of the clinical phenotypes to investigate the possible association with schizophrenia not only at the diagnostic level, but also with reference to other clinical phenotypes potentially related to serotonin dysfunction. Four hundred and seventy-one biologically unrelated schizophrenic patients and 523 unrelated healthy controls of Han Chinese descent in Hong Kong were compared for genotypes and allele frequencies of the T102C polymorphism by PCR amplification and restriction analysis. No evidence of association was detected at the diagnostic level and various clinical phenotypes. However, we found a trend association with small effect size between genotype 102T/102C and patients with better verbal fluency and less motor co-ordination soft neurological signs. There is a need for future large-scale studies on the possible associations between genetic polymorphisms and neurocognitive function impairments in schizophrenia.

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