publication . Doctoral thesis . 2005

Finding Genes for Schizophrenia

Åberg, Karolina;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Evolutionsbiologi
  • Country: Norway
Abstract
Schizophrenia is one of our most common psychiatric diseases. It severely affects all aspects of psychological functions and results in loss of contact with reality. No cure exists and the treatments available today produce only partial relief for disease symptoms. The aim of this work is to better understand the etiology of schizophrenia by identification of candidate genes and gene pathways involved in the development of the disease. In a preliminarily study, the effects of medication and genetic factors were investigated in a candidate gene, serotonin 2C receptor. This study distinguished pharmacological effects, caused by neuroleptics, and/or genetic effects...
Subjects
free text keywords: psychiatric genetics, QKI, large pedigree, haplotype investigation, mRNAexpression, genetic linkage, myelin, HTR2C, Biology, Biologi
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