MKP-1 Gene and Major Depression

Researchers at Yale University believe they have discovered a genetic trigger for depression.

(Ronald S.) Duman and his team conducted whole genome scans on post-mortem brain tissue samples from 21 people who had been diagnosed with depression, and compared them to the genes of 18 people who had not been diagnosed with the disorder. They found the MKP-1 gene was twice as active in the brain tissues of the depressed individuals.

Read an article about the study here.

Read a synopsis of the published piece in Nature Medicine here, or, if you’re a Nature Medicine subscriber, the whole article is here.

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