Journal article

Changes in cholinergic and glutamatergic markers in the striatum from a sub-set of subjects with schizophrenia

Brian Dean, Natalie Thomas, Chi-Yu Lai, Wei J Chen, Elizabeth Scarr

SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Having separated a sub-group of people with schizophrenia based on a marked loss of cortical [(3)H]pirenzepine binding (MRDS); we wished to determine if MRDS had lower levels of [(3)H]pirenzepine and other muscarinic receptor antagonist binding to the striatum and if this was due to loss of pre- or post-synaptic neurons or glia measured using surrogate markers (25 kilodalton synaptosomal-associated protein (SNAP 25), postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD 95), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) 41/43) of cell number. METHODS: [(3)H]pirenzepine, [(3)H]AF-DX 384 and [(3)H]4-DAMP binding to the striatum from 37 subjects with schizophrenia (19 MRDS) and 20 controls as we..

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