Association of serotonin transporter gene-linked polymorphic region and variable number of tandem repeat polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene in lichen simplex chronicus patients with psychiatric status


Kirtak N., Inaloz H. S. , Akcali C., Erdal E., Herken H., Yildirim M. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.47, no.10, pp.1069-1072, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2008.03821.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1069-1072

Abstract

Background The serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) is a key neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and a responsible mediator for the itch. Dysregulation of serotonergic pathways has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many complex neuropsychiatric diseases.