Journal article

The Reelin (RELN) gene is associated with executive function in healthy individuals.

Bernhard T Baune, Carsten Konrad, Thomas Suslow, Katharina Domschke, Eva Birosova, Christina Sehlmeyer, Christian Beste

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory | Published : 2010

Abstract

Executive functions such as set-shifting and maintenance are cognitive processes that rely on complex neurodevelopmental processes. Although neurodevelopmental processes are mainly studied in animal models and in neuropsychiatric disorders, the underlying genetic basis for these processes under physiological conditions is poorly understood. We aimed to investigate the association between genetic variants of the Reelin (RELN) gene and cognitive set-shifting in healthy young individuals. The relationship between 12 selected single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the RELN gene and cognitive set-shifting as measured by perseverative errors using the modified card sorting test (MCST) was analy..

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