Navigation Links
Epigenetic changes mediated by homocysteine levels in plasma may point to schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, a chronic and devastating disorder characterized by the breakdown of cognition processes and typical emotional and behavioral responses, has been affecting people throughout history. Scientists believe that several genes are associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia but that no single gene causes the disease by itself. It is likely that interactions between genes and the environment are necessary for schizophrenia to develop and that epigenetic change also plays a role. Researchers from the University of Tokushima in Japan have published in the June issue of Epigenetics a study that suggests that homocysteine (one of the building blocks of proteins) plays a role in the pathogenesis of the disease via an epigenetic mechanism that controls the expression of genes. Elevated levels of homocysteine in plasma have been associated with a number of disease states, and this study provides more evidence for it being a risk factor for schizophrenia as well. For the full study, visit


Contact: Andrew Thompson
Landes Bioscience

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Experts find epigenetic changes moderate reality distortion in schizophrenia patients
2. Epigenetic biomarkers may predict if a specific diet and exercise regimen will work
3. Epigenetic changes shed light on biological mechanism of autism
4. Ludwig presents advancements in immunotherapy and epigenetics at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
5. Ludwig advancements in immunotherapy and epigenetics top scientific program at AACR
6. Symposium highlights epigenetic effects of milk
7. Epigenetics studies take root in plants
8. Epigenetics mechanism may help explain effects of moms nutrition on her childrens health
9. Life experiences put their stamp on the next generation: New insights from epigenetics
10. Epigenetics shapes fate of brain vs. brawn castes in carpenter ants
11. Researchers identify new components of the epigenetic code for honey bee development
Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/23/2017)... , Aug. 23, 2017  The general public,s help is being ... microbiome—the bacteria that live in and on the human body –and are ... The Microbiome ... the human microbiome, starting with the gut. The project's goal is to ... Photo credit: IBM ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... June 15, 2017  IBM (NYSE: IBM ) is introducing ... event dedicated to developing collaboration between startups and global businesses, ... 15-17. During the event, nine startups will showcase the solutions ... various industries. France ... market, with a 30 percent increase in the number of ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... 2017 Janice Kephart , former ... Strategy Partners, LLP (IdSP) , today issues the ... Trump,s March 6, 2017 Executive Order: Protecting ... can be instilled with greater confidence, enabling the ... refugee applications are suspended by until at least ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ComplianceOnline’s Medical Device Summit is back for its ... 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The Summit brings together current and former FDA office ... directors and government officials from around the world to address key issues in device ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... , ... Disappearing forests and increased emissions are the main causes of the ... Especially those living in larger cities are affected by air pollution related diseases. , ... pollution-affected countries globally - decided to take action. , “I knew I had to ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... a development-stage cancer-focused pharmaceutical company advancing targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) therapeutics, today ... of targeted HPLN (Hybrid Polymerized Liposomal Nanoparticle), a technology developed in collaboration ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... SomaGenics announced the receipt of a Phase ... (Single Cell), expected to be the first commercially available ... from single cells using NGS methods. The NIH,s recent ... development of approaches to analyze the heterogeneity of cell ... for measuring levels of mRNAs in individual cells have ...
Breaking Biology Technology: