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Evidence for genetic susceptibility to the alcohol dependence syndrome from the thiamine transporter 2 gene solute carrier SLC19A3

Quadri, Giorgiaa; McQuillin, Andrewa; Guerrini, Irenec,e; Thomson, Allan D.a; Cherian, Raquinf; Saini, Jitb; Ruparelia, Kushb; Lydall, Greg J.a; Ball, Davidc; Smith, Iaing; Way, Michaela; Kasiakogia-Worlley, Katherinea,g; Patel, Shamirf; Kottalgi, Girijaf; Gunawardena, Priyanthif; Rao, Harishd; Hillman, Audreyi; Douglas, Eweng; Qureshi, Sherzhad Y.g; Reynolds, Gerryh; Jauhar, Sameerg; O’Kane, Aideeni; Sharp, Sallya; Kandaswamy, Radhikaa; Dar, Karimf; Curtis, Davida,d; Morgan, Marsha Y.b; Gurling, Hugh M.D.a,*

doi: 10.1097/YPG.0000000000000025
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aMolecular Psychiatry Laboratory, Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London

bUCL Institute for Liver & Digestive Health, Royal Free Campus, University College London

cNational Addiction Centre and Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry

dCity and Hackney Centre for Mental Health, East London NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton Row, London

eBexley Substance Misuse Services, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust, Erith Health Centre, Kent

fGatehouse Alcohol Clinic and Max Glatt Unit, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, St Bernards Hospital, Middlesex

gGartnavel Royal Hospital

hHomeless Addictions Team, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow

iNewcastle and North Tyneside Addictions Service, Plummer Court, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


Correspondence to Andrew McQuillin, PhD, Molecular Psychiatry Laboratory, Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK Tel: +44 20 3108 2188; fax: +44 20 3108 2194; e-mail:

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Received November 22, 2013

Accepted January 28, 2014

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