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Significant association between catechol-O- methyltransferase (COMT) Val158/108Met polymorphism and cognitive function in veterans with PTSD


Havelka Mestrović, Ana; Tudor, Lucija; Nikolac Perković, Matea; Nedić Erjavec, Gordana; Kovačić Petrović, Zrnka; Švob Štrac, Dubravka; Konjevod, Marcela; Pivac, Nela
Significant association between catechol-O- methyltransferase (COMT) Val158/108Met polymorphism and cognitive function in veterans with PTSD // Neuroscience letters, 666 (2018), 38-43 doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2017.12.033 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Significant association between catechol-O- methyltransferase (COMT) Val158/108Met polymorphism and cognitive function in veterans with PTSD

Autori
Havelka Mestrović, Ana ; Tudor, Lucija ; Nikolac Perković, Matea ; Nedić Erjavec, Gordana ; Kovačić Petrović, Zrnka ; Švob Štrac, Dubravka ; Konjevod, Marcela ; Pivac, Nela

Izvornik
Neuroscience letters (0304-3940) 666 (2018); 38-43

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

Ključne riječi
COMT Val158/108Met polymorphism ; Cognition ; Male veterans ; PTSD ; Rey–Osterrieth complex figure test ; Working memory

Sažetak
Core features of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are cognitive disturbances. Enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) degrades dopamine primarily in prefrontal cortex. Its functional polymorphism, COMT Val158/108Met, affects COMT activity and dopamine availability and is associated with disturbances in cognition. The hypothesis was that PTSD subjects will have worse working memory than healthy controls and that the carriers of the COMT Met allele will show better cognitive performance compared to Val/Val carriers in PTSD and controls subjects. The aim of this study was to assess the differences in cognitive functioning between PTSD and control subjects and to evaluate the association between COMT Val158/108Met polymorphism and cognitive function determined using the Rey– Osterrieth complex figure (ROCF) copy, immediate and delayed test. The study included 323 male Caucasian participants of Croatian origin: 205 male combat veterans with PTSD and 118 control subjects. A significant association between the COMT Val158/108Met and the ROCF immediate and delayed scores in veterans with PTSD was found. We confirmed, on ethnically homogenous groups of veterans with matched combat experience, that controls had higher ROCF immediate and delayed test scores than veterans with PTSD. In PTSD subjects, the Met carriers of the COMT Val158/108Met performed better (i.e. had higher ROCF scores) than Val/Val homozygotes on both ROCF immediate recall and delayed recall test. Our results provide the first evidence that the presence of one or two Met alleles of the COMT Val158/108Met might act as a protective variant in working memory tasks in combat exposed veterans with PTSD.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Temeljne medicinske znanosti



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Projekt / tema
HRZZ-IP-2014-09-4289 - Genomski i glikanski biomarkeri PTSP-a (Nela Pivac, )

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb,
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb,
Klinika za psihijatriju Vrapče

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


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