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J Korean Med Sci. 2007 Feb;22(1):138-41.

No association between 5-HTTLPR and harm avoidance in Korean college students.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

There have been numerous studies on the association between 5-HTTLPR (polymorphisms in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene) and anxiety-related personality traits, with conflicting results. In this study, we administered Korean version of the Temperament and Character Inventory (K-TCI) to a sample of 158 Korean college students and genotyped for the 5-HTTLPR in order to compare the TCI dimensional scores including harm avoidance according to the 5-HTTLPR genotype and sex. We could not find the association between 5-HTTLPR and harm avoidance and other TCI measures. Considering known allele frequencies differences of 5-HTTLPR among different ethnic groups, further cross-cultural studies with a larger sample would be needed.

PMID:
17297267
PMCID:
PMC2693551
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2007.22.1.138
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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