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  • DRD2 expression plays crucial role in protecting mice against kidney injury, hypertension

    News-Medical.net. - June 03, 2016

    Dopamine signaling in the kidneys plays a critical role in blood pressure regulation and is responsible for nearly half of the salt and water excretion that occurs in response to increased dietary salt intake. Notably, genetic deletion of any of the 5 dopamine receptors expressed in t…

  • Renal dopamine signaling prevents kidney injury and improves blood pressure in mice

    Eurekalert Biology. - June 01, 2016

    (JCI Journals) In this issue of JCI Insight, Prasad Konkalmatt and colleagues at George Washington University and the University of Maryland Medical School demonstrate that expression of the D2 dopamine receptor (DRD2) protects mice against kidney injury and hypertension.

  • A higher incidence of forgetfulness likely due to genetic variation

    Medical News Today. - March 25, 2014

    Misplaced your keys? Can't remember someone's name? Didn't notice the stop sign? Those who frequently experience such cognitive lapses now have an explanation. Psychologists from the University of Bonn have found a connection between such everyday lapses and the DRD2 gene.

  • Genetic factor contributes to forgetfulness

    Science Daily. - March 21, 2014

    Misplaced your keys? Can't remember someone's name? Didn't notice the stop sign? Those who frequently experience such cognitive lapses now have an explanation. Psychologists have found a connection between such everyday lapses and the DRD2 gene. Those who have a certain variant of thi…

  • Drinking To Cope: Adolescent Alcohol Use Linked With Genetic Variation In DRD2 Gene

    Medical News Today. - January 20, 2011

    New research shows that heavy drinking to alleviate negative feelings may have a genetic component Drinking in teens, especially binging, is a large problem within the Netherlands and European Union A new study explored the relationship of drinking to remove or supress negative emotio…

  • Adolescent alcohol use linked with genetic variation in DRD2 gene and drinking to cope

    PhysOrg. - January 19, 2011

    Drinking is a popular pastime for most adolescents, but when copious amounts of alcohol are consumed (known as binging) on a regular basis, it could be indicative of a deeper problem. Therefore, researchers in the Netherlands set out to answer two questions: Why do some adolescents en…

  • Friendships Determined By DNA Gene Marker

    Medical News Today. - January 19, 2011

    In a fascinating new study, genetic links in humans have found that birds of a feather actually do flock together. The DRD2 (dopamine receptor) marker that is associated with alcoholism appears to form friendships with others who have the same gene. Those that do not possess the gene …