The BDNFval66met polymorphism and individual differences in temperament in 4-month-old infants: A pilot study

Daniela Tavian, Sara Missaglia, Livio Provenzi, Rosario Montirosso, Lorenzo Giusti, Niccolò Butti

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Abstract

Individual differences in infants’ temperament are under genetic control. We investigated the association between brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor (BDNFval66met) polymorphism and temperament in 63 full-term infants. Met-carriers (N = 25) had lower Regulatory capacities compared to val-homozygotes (N = 38). These findings suggest that the BDNF polymorphism affects early temperament individual differences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalINFANT BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT
Volume47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • BDNF
  • Genetics
  • Infants
  • Polymorphism
  • Temperament

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