Psychiatric Risk Gene Cacna1c and Early Life Stress: Potential Gene-Environment interactions?
Poster May 22, 2018
Moon A, Haan N, Brydges N, Thomas K, Hall J
Early life stress (ELS) is highly associated with development of psychopathology and mood disorders in adulthood.
Genetic studies have identified variation in the gene calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1C (CACNA1C) to increase risk for several psychiatric disorders.
This poster assesses the expression of Cacna1c following prepubertal stress.
The novel ‘K’ DNA extraction protocol offers a reliable alternative for preparing fecal specimens for 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing that maintains representation of microbial populations in a sample, with the added benefits that the K method reduces hands-on time by up to 20 x for 96 sample preparations.READ MORE