Genes Linked With Stress Disorder Identified

Posted: May 16 2016, 2:43am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Genes Linked with Stress Disorder Identified
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Don't Miss: This How to find Fingerlings in Stock

Scientists have identified two statistically significant genetic variants that may lead to an increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition triggered by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event.

"We found two notable genetic variants," said Murray.B.Stein, professor at University of California in the US.

"The first was in a gene (ANKRD55) on chromosome 5 and the other variant was found on chromosome 19," he added.

In previous research, this gene was also found to be associated with various autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, including multiple sclerosis, type II diabetes, celiac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Also, a genetic overlap was observed between PTSD and rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, the researchers said.

The study, published online in JAMA Psychiatry, was conducted in a massive analysis of DNA samples from more than 13,000 US soldiers.

"Further research will be needed to replicate the genome-wide significant association we found with the gene ANKRD55 and clarify the nature of the added another researcher Robert.J.Ursano, professor at Uniformed Services University in the US.

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/59" rel="author">IANS</a>
The Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) was established in 1986, initially to serve as an information bridge between India and its thriving Diaspora in North America. Now IANS is a full-fledged wire agency, putting out news 24x7 from around the world.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus