Lack of association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene Val66Met polymorphisms and panic disorder in Korean population

Se W. Lim, Heon-Jeong Lee, Min-Soo Lee, Kang Seob Oh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: Several lines of evidence suggest that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a role in the pathophysiology of anxiety. We analyzed the association of the BDNF gene val66met polymorphism, in the coding region of exon XIIIA in chromosome 11q and panic disorder (PD). Methods: One hundred and six patients with PD and 160 control subjects were tested for the BDNF (val66met) polymorphism. A clinical interview and MINI international neuropsychiatric interview were conducted by trained psychiatrists to diagnose panic disorder according to DSM-IV. Information about the symptomatic characteristics of panic disorder was also gathered by measuring various clinical scales (Hamilton anxiety rating scale, Beck anxiety inventory, Spielberg State-Trait Anxiety inventory and Anxiety sensitivity index). Results: There were no significant differences in the frequencies of the genotypes (χ2=4.16, df=2, p=0.13), alleles (χ2=0.79, df=1, p=0.37) or allele (Met) carriers (χ2=0.28, df=1, p=0.59) between the patients and controls. In addition, in comparing the severity of panic disorder with the genotypes of the BDNF gene, we could not find any significant differences between the genotypes. Conclusions: These results suggest that BDNF (val66met) polymorphisms do not play a major role in the susceptibility to or severity of panic disorder in our Korean population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry Investigation
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1

Fingerprint

Panic Disorder
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Anxiety
Population
Genes
Genotype
Alleles
Chromosome Disorders
Interviews
Equipment and Supplies
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Psychiatry
Exons

Keywords

  • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
  • Gene
  • Panic disorder
  • Polymorphism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

Cite this

Lack of association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene Val66Met polymorphisms and panic disorder in Korean population. / Lim, Se W.; Lee, Heon-Jeong; Lee, Min-Soo; Oh, Kang Seob.

In: Psychiatry Investigation, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.03.2007, p. 27-30.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{4862312bdf5e4aaab03f5bee360dc0d7,
title = "Lack of association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene Val66Met polymorphisms and panic disorder in Korean population",
abstract = "Objective: Several lines of evidence suggest that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a role in the pathophysiology of anxiety. We analyzed the association of the BDNF gene val66met polymorphism, in the coding region of exon XIIIA in chromosome 11q and panic disorder (PD). Methods: One hundred and six patients with PD and 160 control subjects were tested for the BDNF (val66met) polymorphism. A clinical interview and MINI international neuropsychiatric interview were conducted by trained psychiatrists to diagnose panic disorder according to DSM-IV. Information about the symptomatic characteristics of panic disorder was also gathered by measuring various clinical scales (Hamilton anxiety rating scale, Beck anxiety inventory, Spielberg State-Trait Anxiety inventory and Anxiety sensitivity index). Results: There were no significant differences in the frequencies of the genotypes (χ2=4.16, df=2, p=0.13), alleles (χ2=0.79, df=1, p=0.37) or allele (Met) carriers (χ2=0.28, df=1, p=0.59) between the patients and controls. In addition, in comparing the severity of panic disorder with the genotypes of the BDNF gene, we could not find any significant differences between the genotypes. Conclusions: These results suggest that BDNF (val66met) polymorphisms do not play a major role in the susceptibility to or severity of panic disorder in our Korean population.",
keywords = "Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), Gene, Panic disorder, Polymorphism",
author = "Lim, {Se W.} and Heon-Jeong Lee and Min-Soo Lee and Oh, {Kang Seob}",
year = "2007",
month = "3",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
pages = "27--30",
journal = "Psychiatry Investigation",
issn = "1738-3684",
publisher = "Korean Neuropsychiatric Association",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Lack of association between brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene Val66Met polymorphisms and panic disorder in Korean population

AU - Lim, Se W.

AU - Lee, Heon-Jeong

AU - Lee, Min-Soo

AU - Oh, Kang Seob

PY - 2007/3/1

Y1 - 2007/3/1

N2 - Objective: Several lines of evidence suggest that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a role in the pathophysiology of anxiety. We analyzed the association of the BDNF gene val66met polymorphism, in the coding region of exon XIIIA in chromosome 11q and panic disorder (PD). Methods: One hundred and six patients with PD and 160 control subjects were tested for the BDNF (val66met) polymorphism. A clinical interview and MINI international neuropsychiatric interview were conducted by trained psychiatrists to diagnose panic disorder according to DSM-IV. Information about the symptomatic characteristics of panic disorder was also gathered by measuring various clinical scales (Hamilton anxiety rating scale, Beck anxiety inventory, Spielberg State-Trait Anxiety inventory and Anxiety sensitivity index). Results: There were no significant differences in the frequencies of the genotypes (χ2=4.16, df=2, p=0.13), alleles (χ2=0.79, df=1, p=0.37) or allele (Met) carriers (χ2=0.28, df=1, p=0.59) between the patients and controls. In addition, in comparing the severity of panic disorder with the genotypes of the BDNF gene, we could not find any significant differences between the genotypes. Conclusions: These results suggest that BDNF (val66met) polymorphisms do not play a major role in the susceptibility to or severity of panic disorder in our Korean population.

AB - Objective: Several lines of evidence suggest that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a role in the pathophysiology of anxiety. We analyzed the association of the BDNF gene val66met polymorphism, in the coding region of exon XIIIA in chromosome 11q and panic disorder (PD). Methods: One hundred and six patients with PD and 160 control subjects were tested for the BDNF (val66met) polymorphism. A clinical interview and MINI international neuropsychiatric interview were conducted by trained psychiatrists to diagnose panic disorder according to DSM-IV. Information about the symptomatic characteristics of panic disorder was also gathered by measuring various clinical scales (Hamilton anxiety rating scale, Beck anxiety inventory, Spielberg State-Trait Anxiety inventory and Anxiety sensitivity index). Results: There were no significant differences in the frequencies of the genotypes (χ2=4.16, df=2, p=0.13), alleles (χ2=0.79, df=1, p=0.37) or allele (Met) carriers (χ2=0.28, df=1, p=0.59) between the patients and controls. In addition, in comparing the severity of panic disorder with the genotypes of the BDNF gene, we could not find any significant differences between the genotypes. Conclusions: These results suggest that BDNF (val66met) polymorphisms do not play a major role in the susceptibility to or severity of panic disorder in our Korean population.

KW - Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)

KW - Gene

KW - Panic disorder

KW - Polymorphism

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34247186943&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34247186943&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 4

SP - 27

EP - 30

JO - Psychiatry Investigation

JF - Psychiatry Investigation

SN - 1738-3684

IS - 1

ER -