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Ding-Lieh Liao, Min-Chih Cheng, Chih-Hao Lai, Hui-Ju Tsai and Chia-Hsiang Chen Comparative gene expression profiling analysis of lymphoblastoid cells reveals neuron-specific enolase gene (ENO2) as a susceptibility gene of heroin dependence Addiction Biology 19

Article first published online: 13 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1369-1600.2011.00390.x

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Heroin dependence is a complex mental disorder resulting from interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Identifying the susceptibility genes of heroin dependence is the basis for understanding the pathogenesis of heroin dependence. Using a total gene expression microarray, we detected 924 differentially expressed gene transcripts in lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) between 19 male heroin-dependent individuals and 20 male control subjects, including 279 upregulated and 645 downregulated gene transcripts in heroin-dependent individuals.

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