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Genetic Variants Causing Sleep Disorders

Questions About Genetics

Genetic variants are associated with sleep phase disorders. There seems to be a link between genetic variability in the AANAT gene with susceptibility to major depression (MD). MyHappyGenes is dedicated to helping individuals achieve healthy outcomes through knowledge of DNA and Genetics. By understanding your DNA you can better understand your health outcomes. Here are a couple of articles we have written on that subject.

Genetic Variants Associated With Sleep Disorders

AANAT: (Arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase) This enzyme is critical in the production of melatonin from serotonin. It controls the night/day rhythm of melatonin production in the pineal gland. Genetic variants are associated with sleep phase disorders. There seems to be a link between genetic variability in the AANAT gene with susceptibility to major depression (MD). 

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DNA Synthesis and Repair

Variations in the methylation cycle can impair the body’s ability to make the building blocks needed for DNA and RNA synthesis.  These variations mean that all new cell synthesis is impaired. This critical process must occur as fast as cells die or we cannot live.  Our bodies make millions of new cells every minute.  

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