Navigation Links
Bipolar Risk Gene Identified

Bipolar disorder is otherwise called as maniac-depressive illness. The disease incidence is about one in fifty. But the sad state is that one in six people who suffer from the disorder are likely to commit suicide.//

Hence extensive research was done on this disease to identify the gene and also develop various treatment modalities. Dr. Ian Blair conducted a study which revealed the bipolar risk gene.

The research was collaborative effort from both the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and University of New South Wales. This research would help many patients suffering from this disorder as it shows that certain people who have this gene are at a higher risk of developing Bipolar disorder.

Dr. Ian Blair published his work in the journal molecular psychiatry. They studied a wide rage of people including unrelated patients, and therapeutic drug mouse models and a large number of samples.

At the end they found that the gene responsible to increase the risk of this disorder to be the FAT gene. It codes for proteins which connect the brain cells.

But the exact mechanism of how the gene (FAT) increases the risk of developing bipolar disorder is still a mystery which has to be unraveled by conducting further research.

The treatment of this disorder is usually lithium. Lithium is apparently the first mood-stabilizing agent approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

But the mode of action of lithium is not yet understood in detail. Lithium also has few disadvantages like weight gain, kidney problems, tremor etc.

Dr Blair’s reports that lithium alters the FAT gene and its expression along with the other FAT proteins associated in increasing the risk of bipolar disorder.

In conclusion the scientist tells that further research is necessary to identify the mode of action of the FAT gene and develop new medicines that have no side-effects as lithium.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Psychosocial Disability Varies In Accordance With Bipolar Symptom Changes
2. Seroquel to Treat Depression In Case Of Bipolar Disorder
3. Researchers Identify Gene Connected To Bipolar Disorder
4. Mood Stabilizing drugs for Bipolar disorder
5. Bipolar Disorder Not Being Accurately Diagnosed By Doctors In UK
6. Promising Care Model For Bipolar Disorder
7. Research on Bipolar Disorder Launched
8. Is Extreme Irritability - a Childhood Bipolar Disorder?
9. Antidepressant Medication Has No Effect on Bipolar Patients
10. Intensive Psychotherapy Effective in Treating Bipolar Disorder
11. Lithium Increases Gray Matter in Bipolar Brains
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/31/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May ... ... approach to healthcare that considers individuals’ genetic characteristics and the physical and ... precision therapy work in sync. In personalized medicine, diagnosing an individual’s disease ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... 2016 , ... More than 80 representatives of the Hepatitis B Foundation ... Foundation held an event on National Hepatitis Testing Day outside of Philadelphia City Hall ... leading cause of liver cancer. , Foundation leaders and the citywide coalition they created, ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... San Jose, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... collaboration , announces its strategic partnership with e-Jan Networks Co., the leading provider ... Japan enterprises are customers of e-Jan Networks’s leading CACHATTO remote access solution. ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... ... years ago it was revolutionary: enabling the people who hear distressing voices to speak ... approach has proven transformative, both for people who hear voices and for the field ... around the world, but it still lags in the United States. , Now, Gail ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... Fort Walton Beach, Florida (PRWEB) , ... May ... ... weather-forecasting technology to Jay Butch of CertainTeed Corporation, he knew it was something ... technology is as state-of-the-art and cutting-edge as it gets,” says Butch, CertainTeed’s Director ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... Mich. , May 31, 2016  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. ... pharmacy, has announced that Phil Hagerman , Chairman & ... the upcoming William Blair 36 th Annual Growth Stock ... Mr. Hagerman and Mr. Whelan are scheduled to present at ... Central Time. A live audio-only webcast of the presentation and ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... , May 31, 2016 ... ingredient in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, with global volume ... worth US$ 1.6 Bn. Demand for aloe ... juices, and yogurts will continue its upward momentum in ... will also boost positive sentiment on aloe vera, with ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... , Isansys  Lifecare, a new generation digital healthcare ... wireless patient monitoring platform, as it ships more systems to hospitals ... Scotland and Norway ... launched earlier this year, is now being used in ground-breaking ... new technology significantly enhances the user experience and provides ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: