Serotonin transporter allelic variation in mothers predicts maternal sensitivity, behavior and attitudes toward 6-month-old infants

Authors

  • V. Mileva-Seitz,

  • J. Kennedy,

  • L. Atkinson,

  • M. Steiner,

  • R. Levitan,

  • S. G. Matthews,

  • M. J. Meaney,

  • M. B. Sokolowski,

  • A. S. Fleming

Errata

This article corrects:

  1. Serotonin transporter allelic variation in mothers predicts maternal sensitivity, behavior and attitudes toward 6-month-old infants Volume 10, Issue 3, 325–333, Article first published online: 13 January 2011

The authors regret that the results shown in Figure 1 were incorrectly described in the text of the Abstract, the Results and the Discussion. We would like to link the following accurate description of our results to our paper:

1. To be added to the Abstract, Results and Discussion. “The regression results show significant interactions between the reported quality of care mothers received from their own parents and genotype on both their frequency of orienting away from the infant during the interaction (F(5,138) = 3.28;P = 0.008, Fig. 1a) and their perceived attachment feelings to the infant (F(5,125) = 3.27;P = 0.008, Fig. 1b); however the direction of the effects for these two outcome measures were different from one another. With increasing care quality, mothers with the LALA genotype (no S or LG allele) oriented away less frequently, while S or LG allele carriers showed no significant change. In contrast, with increasing early care quality, LALA (no S or LG allele) mothers scored lower on perceived attachment to their infants, whereas S or LG allele carrying mothers scored higher. “

2. On pg. 329, second paragraph of Discussion, the sentence beginning, “Our results corroborate this view…” should read: “Our results partially corroborate this view, as S (or LG) mothers in our sample were more sensitive to their infants, and, with increasing early care quality, scored higher on perceived attachment.”

3. On pg. 327, column 1, section Analysis: change “1 = one or two copies of S or LGand 0 = no copies of S or LG′′ to “1 = LALA genotype and 0 = one or two copies of S or LG alleles”

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