Patent Number: 7,101,666

Title: Involvement of the BDNF gene in mood disorders

Abstract: Methods and kits for determining susceptibility of a patient to mood disorders are described. The method involves analyzing a sample comprising nucleic acids from a patient for a polymorphism in the promoter region of the BDNF gene.

Inventors: Kennedy; James Lowery (Toronto, CA), Macciardi; Fabio (Toronto, CA)

Assignee: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

International Classification: C12Q 1/68 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018