Suicide ideators and attempters with schizophrenia--the role of 5-HTTLPR, rs25531, and 5-HTT VNTR Intron 2 variants

Božina, Nada and Jovanović, Nikolina and Podlesek, Anja and Rojnić Kuzman, Martina and Kudumija Slijepčević, Marija and Roguljić, Ana and Dimitrović, Ana and Božina, Tamara and Lovrić, Jasna and Ljubić, Hana and Medved, Vesna (2012) Suicide ideators and attempters with schizophrenia--the role of 5-HTTLPR, rs25531, and 5-HTT VNTR Intron 2 variants. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46 (6). pp. 767-773. ISSN 0022-3956

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AIM: To examine the role of 5-HTTLPR, rs25531 and 5-HTT VNTR Intron 2 variants in subjects with psychotic disorders manifesting suicide ideation and behaviour. ----- METHODS: The study included 519 subsequently hospitalized subjects who were genotyped for 5-HTTLPR, rs25531 and 5-HTT VNTR In2 variants. Clinical assessments included structured psychiatric interview, sociodemographic characteristics, suicide ideation and behaviour (SIBQ), severity of psychopathology (PANSS) and depression (CDSS). ----- RESULTS: Three subgroups were identified: suicide attempters (N = 161), suicide ideators (N = 174) and subjects who never reported suicide ideation or behaviour (comparative group, N = 184). Major findings: 1) Suicide attempters scored highest on the CDSS, while no differences between the three clinical subgroups were detected in the PANSS scores; 2) Suicide attempters were more frequently the carriers of L(A) allele, while subjects in the comparative group were more frequently the carriers of low expression 5-HTTLPR/5-HTT rs25531 haplotype SL(G); 3) No difference was found between the three clinical groups in the 5-HTT VNTR In2 variants; 4) Subjects with 5-HTTLPR/5-HTT rs25531 intermediate expression haplotype (L(A)L(G,)SL(A)) scored higher on the PANSS general psychopathology subscale; 5) There was no association between suicide attempt or ideation and 5-HTTLPR/In2 or 5-HTTLPR/rs25531/In2 haplotype distribution. ----- CONCLUSION: The suicide ideators, attempters and controls did not differ significantly in 5-HTTLPR or 5-HTT VNTR In 2 variants, but 5-HTTLPR/5-HTT rs25531 haplotype might be a useful genetic marker in distinguishing these three clinical groups.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Adult ; Female ; Gene Frequency ; Genotype ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Minisatellite Repeats/genetics ; Polymorphism, Genetic/genetics ; Psychiatric Status Rating Scales ; Schizophrenia/genetics ; Schizophrenic Psychology ; Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins/genetics ; Suicidal Ideation ; Suicide, Attempted/psychology ; Young Adult
Departments: Katedra za medicinsku kemiju, biokemiju i kliničku kemiju
Katedra za psihijatriju i psihološku medicinu
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Jovanović, NikolinaUNSPECIFIED
Rojnić Kuzman, MartinaUNSPECIFIED
Kudumija Slijepčević, MarijaUNSPECIFIED
Dimitrović, AnaUNSPECIFIED
Date: June 2012
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 13:18
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 09:13
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