The associations of CNR1 SNPs and haplotypes with vulnerability and treatment response phenotypes in Han Chinese with major depressive disorder: A case-control association study

Chenghao Yang, Ilja M. Nolte, Yanyan Ma, Xuguang An, Fokko J. Bosker, Jie Li*

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Background: Understanding how genetic polymorphisms are associated with the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) may aid in diagnosis and the development of personalized treatment strategies. CNR1 is the gene coding Cannabinoid type 1 receptor which is highly involved in emotional processing and in regulating neurotransmitter releases. We aimed to investigate the associations of CNR1 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with MDD susceptibility and treatment response.

Methods: The study reported data on 181 Han Chinese with MDD and 80 healthy controls. The associations of CNR1 genetic polymorphisms with MDD susceptibility and treatment response were examined, wherein the MDD patients were subgrouped further by responding to antidepressant treatment, compared with healthy controls separately.

Results: The CNR1 SNPs rs806367 and rs6454674 and haplotype C-T-T-C of rs806366, rs806367, rs806368, and rs806370 were associated with increased susceptibility for MDD and antidepressant treatment resistance, but the association was not detected in other SNPs or the haplotype block of rs806368 and rs806370.

Conclusion: The CNR1 is a promising candidate for the genetic association study of MDD. Larger and well-characterized samples are required to confirm the genetic association of CNR1 with MDD because of the limitations such as relatively small sample size and lack of information for correcting confounding factors.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)e1752
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftMolecular genetics & genomic medicine
Nummer van het tijdschrift9
Vroegere onlinedatum6-aug.-2021
StatusPublished - sep.-2021

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