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Close association between A118G single nucleotide polymorphism and opioid, alcohol, and nicotine dependence

Authors Kapoor S

Received 20 March 2012

Accepted for publication 20 March 2012

Published 9 May 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 47—49


Shailendra Kapoor

Richmond, VA, USA

I read with great interest the article by Cosci et al in a recent issue of your journal.1 The article provides for highly interesting reading and is very thought-provoking. Interestingly, the past few years have seen the emergence of extensive data that establish a close association between the A118G single nucleotide polymorphism of the OPRM1 gene and opioid, alcohol, and nicotine dependence.

View original paper by Cosci and colleagues.

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