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By Dr Tushar Chauhan October 15, 2022

Warrior gene- You become Warrior or Criminal?

The variant of a gene is associated with extreme aggression and anger, and scientists named it the “Warrior gene.” let’s check out which gene is it.

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MAOA gene which encodes for Monoamine Oxidase A enzyme is known as a Warrior gene.

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The gene is located on the X chromosome at Xp11.3.

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The gene size is 90.6Mb and encodes 527 amino acid proteins.

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The enzyme governs the oxidative deamination of serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.

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The prevalence of the MAOA hyper aggression variant in the general population is 30%

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Studies demonstrate that higher expression of the MAOA gene causes various behavioral changes mostly associated with anger.

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This will also cause antisocial behavior, extreme anger, bipolar disorder and antisocial personality.

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The variant also induces extreme criminal activities.

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