MAOA Gene Associated with Aggressive Behavior in HumansRamakrishnan V* and Akram Husain RS
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Chennai, India
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- Ramakrishnan V
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education Chettinad Health City
Kelambakkam, Tamil Nadu, India
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Received date: May 08, 2017; Accepted date: May 22, 2017; Published date: May 29, 2017
Citation: Ramakrishnan V, Husain RSA (2017) MAOA Gene Associated with Aggressive Behavior in Humans. J Down Syndr Chr Abnorm 3:120. doi:10.4172/2472-1115.1000120
Copyright: © 2017 Ramakrishnan V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The focus on behavioral genetics is primarily associated with destructive and anti-social behavioral activity and its findings are dispersed to the human beings. Behavioral genetics is multi-disciplinary, involving academic areas such as biology, genetics, psychology, social science and humanities. Monoamine oxidase is a mitochondrial enzyme involved in metabolism of various biological amines which are important neurotransmitters in the pathogenesis of major psychiatric disorders. In this review, the inheritance pattern and clinically significant polymorphisms of MAOA gene has been described. The results of abnormal behavior among human beings have stimulated research in understanding the relationship between metabolomic, genetic makeup which is surrounding with the environmental factors. The findings from behavioral research have ability to change the individual’s characters. Recent, research studies have documented that genetics may contribute for violent and anti-social behavior.