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DNA methylation analysis of HTR2A regulatory region in leukocytes of autistic subjects


Hranilović, Dubravka; Blažević, Sofia; Štefulj, Jasminka; Zill, Peter
DNA methylation analysis of HTR2A regulatory region in leukocytes of autistic subjects // Autism research, 9 (2016), 2; 204-209 doi:10.1002/aur.1519 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
DNA methylation analysis of HTR2A regulatory region in leukocytes of autistic subjects

Autori
Hranilović, Dubravka ; Blažević, Sofia ; Štefulj, Jasminka ; Zill, Peter

Izvornik
Autism research (1939-3792) 9 (2016), 2; 204-209

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Autism; serotonin; HTR2A; DNA methylation; epigenetics

Sažetak
Disturbed brain and peripheral serotonin homeostasis is often found in subjects with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The role of the serotonin receptor 2A (HTR2A) in the regulation of central and peripheral serotonin homeostasis, as well as its altered expression in autistic subjects, have implicated the HTR2A gene as a major candidate for the serotonin disturbance seen in autism. Several studies, yielding so far inconclusive results, have attempted to associate autism with a functional SNP -1438G/A (rs6311) in the HTR2A promoter region, while possible contribution of epigenetic mechanisms, such as DNA methylation, to HTR2A dysregulation in autism has not yet been investigated. In the present study we compared the mean DNA methylation within the regulatory region of the HTR2A gene between autistic and control subjects. DNA methylation was analysed in peripheral blood leukocytes using bisulfite conversion and sequencing of the HTR2A region containing rs6311 polymorphism. Autistic subjects of rs6311 AG genotype displayed higher mean methylation levels within the analysed region than the corresponding controls (P<0.05), while there was no statistically significant difference for AA and GG carriers. Our study provides preliminary evidence for increased HTR2A promoter methylation in leukocytes of a portion of adult autistic subjects, indicating that epigenetic mechanisms might contribute to HTR2A dysregulation observed in individuals with ASD.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Temeljne medicinske znanosti



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Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb,
Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb,
Hrvatsko katoličko sveučilište, Zagreb

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • MEDLINE


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