FKBP5 interacts with maltreatment in children with extreme, pervasive, and persistent aggression
Genetic variation in stress response protein FKBP5 is associated with adult psychopathology, but little is known about its role in children's mental health. 5 polymorphisms were genotyped in 170 high aggression cases and 170 age- and sex-matched controls. The rs9470080 polymorphism was associated with physiological anxiety, while rs4713916 polymorphism interacted with maltreatment to influence externalizing traits. These results suggest that genetic variation in FKBP5 has a role in children's vulnerability to stress-related behaviours.
|Keywords||Child aggression, Gene-environment interaction, HPA axis|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2015.09.052, hdl.handle.net/1765/96867|
Bryushkova, L, Zai, C.C, Chen, S, Pappa, M, Mileva, V, Tiemeier, H.W, … Beitchman, J.H. (2016). FKBP5 interacts with maltreatment in children with extreme, pervasive, and persistent aggression. Psychiatry Research, 242, 277–280. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2015.09.052