Navigation Links
Protein researches closing in on the mystery of schizophrenia
Date:4/11/2014

Schizophrenia is a severe disease for which there is still no effective medical treatment. In an attempt to understand exactly what happens in the brain of a schizophrenic person, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have analyzed proteins in the brains of rats that have been given hallucinogenic drugs. This may pave the way for new and better medicines.

Seven per cent of the adult population suffers from schizophrenia, and although scientists have tried for centuries to understand the disease, they still do not know what causes the disease or which physiological changes it causes in the body. Doctors cannot make the diagnosis by looking for specific physiological changes in the patient's blood or tissue, but have to diagnose from behavioral symptoms.

In an attempt to find the physiological signature of schizophrenia, researchers from the University of Southern Denmark conducted tests on rats, and they now believe that the signature lies in some specific, measurable proteins. Knowing these proteins and comparing their behaviour to proteins in the brains of not schizophrenic people may make it possible to develop more effective drugs.

It is extremely difficult to study brain activity in schizophrenic people, which is why researchers often use animal models in their strive to understand the mysteries of the schizophrenic brain. Rat brains resemble human brains in so many ways that it makes sense to study them if one wants to learn more about the human brain.

The strong hallucinogenic drug phenocyclidine (PCP), also known as angel's dust, provides a range of symptoms in people which are very similar to schizophrenia.

"When we give PCP to rats, the rats become valuable study objects for schizophrenia researchers", explains Ole Nrregaard Jensen, professor and head of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Together with Pawel Palmowski, Adelina Rogowska-Wrzesinska and others from a.o. D
'/>"/>

Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
University of Southern Denmark
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Scaffolding protein promotes growth and metastases of epithelial ovarian cancer
2. Cancer researchers find key protein link
3. Velcro protein found to play surprising role in cell migration
4. Scientists discover new protein involved in lung cancer
5. Brain cell activity regulates Alzheimer’s protein
6. Tumors light up with new, unique imaging system using scorpion venom protein and a laser
7. Study in fruitflies strengthens connection among protein misfolding, sleep loss, and age
8. NUS researchers make new discovery of protein as a promising target for treatment of ATC
9. A new target for cancer and diabetes: A novel role for the adaptor protein p66shc in regulating glucose metabolism
10. Exon skipping prevents formation of toxic protein fragments in Huntingtons disease
11. First observation of a human HAT, key proteins in numerous pathologies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently released its ... of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. , Many ... a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety of gorgeous ... wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. , AngelWeddingDress ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released ... purchasing a commercial auto insurance policy . , Auto ... their vehicles. It is no longer necessary to call an ... are now available online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Yesterday, ... Bonilla (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored ... leadership in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device ... Olsen each received the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and ... relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption ... has long made AMA journals available via its subscription services, ... JAMA Network. , Long known as both a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Richmond, VA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... the power at the Science Museum of Virginia. Wicked ... 24. , Wicked Plants unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and ... traverse through each room to uncover the biochemical, physical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2
... The New Year is here, but are ... pounds in a healthy way that,ll,last past ... GlaxoSmithKline at:, http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=34274 , Registered journalists ... for free and unrestricted use at ...
... Biosciences,Inc. (Nasdaq: RDEA ) today announced that ... the United Kingdom has authorized a,Phase 2a clinical ... (NNRTI), in patients with human immunodeficiency,virus (HIV), the ... clear unmet need for new NNRTIs that have ...
... The board of trustees of,the Pan American Health ... executive director. He comes to the foundation with 30 ... He,follows Ms. Jess Gersky who is retiring at the ... served as the mission director in Mexico for,the US ...
... Cancer Center in Philadelphia have found that a signaling ... is turned on in nearly all recurrent prostate cancers ... hold up, the protein, called Stat5, may be a ... In addition, the researchers, led by Marja Nevalainen, M.D., ...
... happen to kids if precautions are skipped, experts say ... provide kids with great exercise and fun, but proper ... trauma experts. , "We see a startling number of ... and beyond," Amy Teddy, manager of the pediatric injury ...
... 28 Grubb & Ellis,Healthcare REIT, Inc. has acquired ... on December 21, 2007., Park Place Office Park ... square feet on eight and a half,acres in Dayton, ... in 1987,1988, and 2002, respectively, and offer tenants a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ardea Biosciences' Lead NNRTI for HIV, RDEA806, to Enter Phase 2a Proof-of- Concept Clinical Trial 2Health News:Ardea Biosciences' Lead NNRTI for HIV, RDEA806, to Enter Phase 2a Proof-of- Concept Clinical Trial 3Health News:International Development Expert to Lead the Pan American Health and Education Foundation 2Health News:Jefferson scientists find protein potential drug target for treatment-resistant prostate cancer 2Health News:Put Safety First During Winter Fun 2Health News:Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Acquires Park Place Office Park in Dayton, Ohio 2Health News:Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT Acquires Park Place Office Park in Dayton, Ohio 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ CM: CTSO), ... extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to reduce deadly inflammation in ... of $385,642, net of transaction costs, in non-dilutive ... Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program sponsored by the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... CHENGDU, China , Jan. 23, 2015 Tianyin ... pharmaceutical company that specializes in the development and sale ... branded generics and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) today announced ... Facility (JCM) API operation. 1. Following the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) ... Revenue for the quarter was $423.0 million, a 10 percent ... 14 percent increase on a constant currency basis). Net income ... the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Diluted earnings per share ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 2TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 3TPI's JCM Updates on Import Registration for International Clients 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11
... Over 200 organizations, community leaders, health care professionals, ... across the country today urged Express Scripts to ... and allow the nation,s largest pharmacy chain to return ... stopped providing in-network coverage for prescriptions filled at Walgreens ...
... SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012   Accuray Incorporated ... company, announced today that CHRISTUS MUGUERZA Hospital Alta Especialidad ... CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System . CHRISTUS MUGUERZA is ... benefits of the CyberKnife System to treat tumors anywhere ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Over 200 Community Leaders and Organizations Across the Nation Urge Express Scripts To Reach Agreement With Walgreens 2First CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System Goes Live in Mexico 2First CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System Goes Live in Mexico 3First CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System Goes Live in Mexico 4
Soft Non-Latex, Adjustable Flange Nasopharyngeal Airway. Pediatric sizes available. Non-Latex Mediprene material with soft elastic finish. Adjustable flange for a better fit and increased patient com...
Soft Guedel Oral Airways...
All oral and nasal airways are manufactured with smooth, rounded edges for increased patient comfort and safety., ,Portex® offers a broad selection of airways for a variety of clinical applicati...
... Rapid intubation of difficult airways., ... time and accuracy are critical. Now you ... effective ventilation with the Combitube®: Esophageal/Tracheal double-Lumen ... the Combitube airway is designed to establish ...
Medicine Products: