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The NR3C1 gene encodes for a neuron-specific glucocorticoid receptor (GR), of which methylation levels have been shown to relate to altered maternal care and stress response in rodents (Weaver et al., 2004) and to suicide in humans (McGowan et al., 2009).

I am wondering what other behaviours and phenotypes could or has GR function been associated with?

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My apologies for a half hearted reply (will try more later). Perhaps you can be more detailed what you are interested in? This may be controversial, but I do not think there is much evidence linking specific genes to behavior. Some research searches for endophenotypes which are, hopefully, more proximal biologically to genes of interest. I have a small handful of information on how GRs can be related to some physiological processes (e.g., immune function), if that is of interest. I could also speculate wildly about how changes in the immune system could be related to behavior but... –  Joshua Aug 11 '12 at 1:43
    
@Joshua I think you should change this comment (along with the expansion you mentioned) into an answer, since nobody has tried to give one so far. –  Artem Kaznatcheev Dec 4 '13 at 17:25

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