schizophrenia

Scientists Link Rare Genetic Phenomenon to Neural Function, Schizophrenia |  Writing

Scientists Link Rare Genetic Phenomenon to Neural Function, Schizophrenia | Writing

Led by Jin Szatkiewicz, PhD, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and colleagues at the University of Toronto have found that a rare form of a common genetic variant called tandem repeats is strongly associated to the development of schizophrenia. Jin Szatkiewicz, PhD CHAPEL HILL, NC – In our cells, the language of DNA …

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Is dopamine dysregulation responsible for schizophrenia?

Is dopamine dysregulation responsible for schizophrenia?

Post-mortem genetic analysis of the brains of patients with schizophrenia suggests that dysfunction of dopamine receptors in the caudate nucleus may be the cause of the disorder. Researchers have identified a mechanism on the dopamine receptor, known as the autoreceptor, that regulates the amount of dopamine released by the presynaptic neuron. Impairment of this autoreceptor …

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