INVESTIGADORES
KOCHEN Sara Silvia
artículos
Título:
Serotonin Transporter Gene Variation and Refractory Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with Hippocampal Sclerosis
Autor/es:
MARCELO KAUFFMAN; DAMIAN CONSALVO; SILVIA KOCHEN
Revista:
EPILEPSY RESEARCH
Editorial:
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Referencias:
Año: 2009 vol. 85 p. 231 - 231
ISSN:
0920-1211
Resumen:
We performed a molecular epidemiology study in a population of 105 mesial tem- poral lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTE-HS) patients in order to investigate the role of a polymorphism in the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) in the prediction of antiepilep- tic drug (AED) treatment response. Homozygous carriers of the 12-repeat allele had an almost fourfold increase in risk for a MTE-HS not responding to medical treatment (OR 3.88; CI 95% 1.40—10.7; p = 0.006) compared to carriers of the 10-repeat allele. Therefore, a polymorphism of SLC6A4 might be a genetic marker of pharmacoresistance in MTE-HS patients. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.