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Current Treatments for Parkinson's Disease by BrainFit .. . WARREN OLANOW, MD: It turns out that there is another enzyme, which is called COMT, and this COMT now degrades levodopa, thereby reducing the availability of levodopa to the brain. When we block the COMT...
Gene Variations Which Affect Attention Control by Nicolas I. Patient Expert called COMT (short for Catechol-O-Methyltransferase ). This gene is located on the 22nd human chromosome... possesses. To view this (somewhat lengthy) post on COMT, please click here. In this previous post...
ADHD Genes Influence Medication Dosage by Nicolas I. Patient Expert in how much of a stimulant medication is needed for treating a person with ADHD. The gene in question is referred to as COMT, which is short for Catechol O- Methyltransferase. COMT"codes" for an important enzyme by the same name in humans...
Genes and Low Birth Weight Combine to Increase Risk of Conduct Problems Alongside ADHD by Nicolas I. Patient Expert In the past, we have investigated the role of the COMT gene and its effects on the onset... from earlier posts that COMT (which is short for Catechol O-Methyltransferase ) refers to both a gene...
Methylphenidate vs. Atomoxetine ADHD Medications: Effects on Sleep by Nicolas I. Patient Expert on the COMT gene and its effects on ADHD. Now it appears that sleep disorders and potential medication.... A study done by Gruber and coworkers suggests that ADHD children with the Val form of the COMT gene...
Drugs, Genes and ADHD by Nicolas I. Patient Expert : Adderall (Mixed amphetamine salts) Genes of interest: Catechol O-Methyltransferase (COMT) gene, Dopamine Transporter Gene (DAT) In previous posts, we have spoken extensively about a gene called COMT, short...
Val Allele Linked to Protectiv ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene is associated with a protective effect on cognitive function... and women aged 70 to 79 and free of dementia at recruitment. Participants' DNA was analyzed for the COMT...
Prenatal vitamins reduce autism risk, if taken early by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor variant in the child’s catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) gene was associated with more than seven times.... This gene reduces COMT enzyme activity three- to four-fold. The COMT enzyme, well known for its role...
Placebo effect related to genetics by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook called Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT).  A person can have a number of variants of the COMT gene; met... Kathryn Hall, proposed that if dopamine is involved in the placebo effect, then a person’s COMT...
Death of the Great Cholesterol Diet Fairy Tale, Familial Hypercholesterolaemia, BRCA1/2 Myths, Insulin 101, Cancer and 50 Shades by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy donors -- either depletion or dietary deficiency -- or COMT, MTHFR , etc variants). Best food sourced... cells.... Certain gene variants accumulate significantly more estrogens than non-carriers (COMT, CYP19...

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