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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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ORTEGA-ROJAS, Jenny et al. Study of genetic variants in the BDNF, COMT, DAT1 and SERT genes in Colombian children with attention deficit disorder. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2017, vol.46, n.4, pp.222-228. ISSN 0034-7450.


Attention deficit and hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is highly prevalent among children in Bogota City. Both genetic and environmental factors play a very important role in the etiology of ADHD. However, to date few studies have addressed the association of genetic variants and ADHD in the Colombian population.


To test the genetic association between polymorphisms in the DAT1, HTTLPR, COMT and BDNF genes and ADHD in a sample from Bogota City.


We genotyped the most common polymorphisms in DAT1, SERT, COMT and BDNF genes associated with ADHD using conventional PCR followed by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) in 97 trios recruited in a medical center in Bogota. The transmission disequilibrium test (TDT) was used to determine the association between such genetic variants and ADHD.


The TDT analysis showed that no individual allele of any variant studied has a preferential transmission.


Our results suggest that the etiology of the ADHD maybe complex and involves several genetic factors. Further studies in other candidate polymorphisms in a larger sample size will improve our knowledge of the ADHD in Colombian population.

Palavras-chave : Polymorphisms; ADHD; TDT; Colombia.

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