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The role of catechol-O-methyltransferase in processing affective stimuli

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Introduction: Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is involved in the catabolism of dopamine and is one of the key regulators of dopamine levels in the prefrontal cortex. COMT is known to modulate cognitive functions, such as working memory and executive function; however, its role in other cognitive processes, such as emotional processing, is relatively unexplored. The aim of this thesis is to examine the hypothesis that COMT activity, as influenced by the Val158Met polymorphism or ...

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Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Department:
Nina Dalton
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Department:
Department of Psychiatry
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Supervisor
Department:
Department of Psychiatry
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Supervisor
Type of award:
MSc by Research
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2017-07-18

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