No association between monoamine oxidase A promoter polymorphism and personality traits in Japanese females

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No association between monoamine oxidase A promoter polymorphism and personality traits in Japanese females
Authors: Yuko Hakamata, Nagahide Takahashi, Ryoko Ishihara, Shinichi Saito, Norio Ozaki, Shuji Honjo, Yutaka Ono, Toshiya Inada
Citation: Neuroscience Letters 389 (3): 121-123. 2005 December
Database(s): PubMed (PMID/16139427)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2005.03.075.
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No association between monoamine oxidase A promoter polymorphism and personality traits in Japanese females reports a personality genetics study on the MAOA-uVNTR genetic polymorphism and personality traits assessed with Temperament and Character Inventory.

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Japanese female students
Subjects/♂/♀: 219 / 0 / 219
Age: 20 (18–32)
Nationality: Japanese
Approval: Ethics Committee of Nagoya University School of Medicine and Keio University School of Medicine
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Group 1 of 219 japanese female students with 0 males and 219 females were included in the study. The Japanese group had a mean age of 20 with a range from 18 to 32. The study on the human subjects was approved by the Ethics Committee of Nagoya University School of Medicine and Keio University School of Medicine.

Not all items of the 240-items TCI were completed by all subjects

[edit] Results

Gene Polymorphism Genotype Inventory Trait Mean Std Subjects Recruitment PMID
MAOA uVNTR 3/3 TCI Novelty seeking 22.3 6.5 79 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 4 TCI Novelty seeking 21.3 5.6 129 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 3/3 TCI Harm avoidance 17.8 6.5 74 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 4 TCI Harm avoidance 17.9 6.6 119 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 3/3 TCI Reward dependence 16.6 3.6 80 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 4 TCI Reward dependence 17.4 3.4 133 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 3/3 TCI Persistence 4.8 2.0 79 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 4 TCI Persistence 4.8 2.1 133 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 3/3 TCI Self-directedness 26.1 6.2 79 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 4 TCI Self-directedness 26.6 7.2 125 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 3/3 TCI Cooperativeness 29.5 5.5 71 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 4 TCI Cooperativeness 30.3 5.3 117 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 3/3 TCI Self-transcendence 14.9 5.8 78 Japanese female students 16139427
MAOA uVNTR 4 TCI Self-transcendence 14.8 5.2 124 Japanese female students 16139427

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