Hyunhwa 'Henna' Lee (Nursing) published "Oxytocin Receptor Gene, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociation in a Community Sample of European American Women" in the BJPsych Open journal, with her collaborators at the University of Michigan. Based on the quantitative trait gene association tests of an NIH-funded project’s data (R01 NR 008767-S2), they reported the Gene (OXTR Oxytocin receptor) x Environment (child maltreatment) interaction for dissociative symptoms of PTSD. Salivary single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs237895 (CC) and rs237897 (CC) were significantly associated with dissociation. When interacting with child maltreatment history, the major G allele in rs2254298 appeared protective for dissociation of PTSD.
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