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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.