Mitochondrial DNA copy number is reduced in male combat veterans with PTSD.

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Mitochondrial abnormalities may be involved in PTSD, although few studies have examined this. Mitochondrial DNA copy number (mtDNAcn) in blood cells is an emerging systemic index of mitochondrial biogenesis and function. The present study assessed mtDNAcn in male combat-exposed veterans with PTSD compared to those without PTSD as well as its correlation with clinical scales.


  • Francesco Saverio Bersani
  • Claire Morley
  • Daniel Lindqvist
  • Elissa S Epel
  • Martin Picard
  • Rachel Yehuda
  • Janine Flory
  • Linda M Bierer
  • Iouri Makotkine
  • Duna Abu-Amara
  • Michelle Coy
  • Victor I Reus
  • Jue Lin
  • Elizabeth H Blackburn
  • Charles Marmar
  • Owen M Wolkowitz
  • Synthia H Mellon
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Psychiatry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-17
JournalProgress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Issue numberJun 25
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch