COMT – A gene that affects your neurotransmitter levels

COMT gene function: The¬†COMT gene codes for the enzyme catechol-O-methyltransferase which breaks down (metabolizes) the neurotransmitters¬†dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. This enzyme adds a methyl group from SAMe to the dopamine, epinephrine, or norepinephrine molecules, thus changing them into a different substance. COMT is also…