OXTR SNPs, oxytocin levels and empathy
We examined the influence of two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the OXTR gene (rs53576 and rs2254298) on both empathy and plasma oxytocin levels in students. The column A shows a number of each subject. In the column B are showed the results of the EQ (Empathy Quotient) questionnaire. The result ranges from 0 to 80, where the higher score indicates a higher level of empathy. The column C shows the results of the RMET (Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test). The result is expressed as a total score, where the minimum score is 0 and the maximum score is 36. In the column D are showed the results of the plasma oxytocin levels expressed in pg/ml. The column E shows the genotypes of the OXTR gene rs53576 SNP. The column F shows the genotypes of the OXTR gene rs2254298 SNP. The column F shows the gender of participants, where male is marked with M and female with F.