Chromosome - 6 SNP - rs4870268 Gene Name - OPRM1

Basic Information

Genotype Frequency
  • CT
  • TT
  • CC
Allele Frequency
  • T
  • C

SNP Expression Description

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General SNP Description

Research is still being conducted on this SNP. This gene has an important role in the dependence to drugs of abuse, such as nicotine, cocaine and alcohol addiction via its modulation of the dopamine system. The G allele has been associated with opioid and alcohol addiction and variations in pain sensitivity. Diseases associated with this gene include: Opioid Abuse, Complex Partial Epilepsy, Heroin Addiction, Respiratory Depression, Hyperalgesia, Substance Dependence, Alcoholism, Drug Dependence, Cocaine Addiction, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Shipyard Eye, Familial Hemiplegic Migraine and Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy.