Serotonin receptor (5-HTR2A) and dysbindin (DTNBP1) genes and component process variables of short-term verbal memory in schizophrenia

M. V. Alfimova, M. V. Monakhov, L. I. Abramova, S. A. Golubev, V. E. Golimbet

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An association study of variations in the DTNBP1 (P1763 and P1578) and 5-HTR2A (T102C and A-1438G) genes with shortterm verbal memory efficiency and its component process variables was carried out in 405 patients with schizophrenia and 290 healthy controls. All subjects were asked to recall immediately two sets of 10 words. Total recall, List 1 recall, immediate recall or attention span, proactive interference and a number of intrusions were measured. Patients significantly differed from controls by all memory variables. The efficiency of test performance, efficiency of immediate memory, effect of proactive interference as well as number of intrusions were decreased in the group of patients. Both 5-HTR2A polymorphisms were associated with short-term verbal memory efficiency in the combined sample, with the worst performance observed in carriers of homozygous CC (T102C) and GG (A-1438G) genotypes. The significant effect of the P1763 (DTNBP1) marker on the component process variables (proactive interference and intrusions) was found while its effect on the total recall was non-significant. The homozygotes for GG (P1763) had the worst scores. Overall, the data obtained are in line with the conception of DTNBP1 and 5-HTR2A involvement in different component process variables of memory in healthy subjects and patients with schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-75
Number of pages6
JournalZhurnal Nevrologii i Psihiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Dysbindin
  • Gene polymorphism
  • Genetics of schizophrenia
  • Proactive interference
  • Serotonin
  • Short-term verbal memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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