Alterations in hippocampal non-phosphorylated MAP2 protein expression in schizophrenia.
D Cotter, R Kerwin, B Doshi, CS Martin, IP Everall
Brain Res | Published : 1997
Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) are central to the development of normal neuronal cytoarchitecture and have been suggested in previous studies to be altered in schizophrenia. We investigated hippocampal phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated MAP2 expression in schizophrenia in relation to neuronal orientation and interneuronal distance. One paraffin embedded mid-hippocampal block was obtained from each of 8 schizophrenic and 11 control postmortem brains and immunohistochemistry for the phosphorylated and non-phosphorylated forms of MAP2 performed. Within the corona ammonis (CA) subregions and the subiculum, we assessed densitometry readings for non-phosphorylated MAP2-positive neurones..View full abstract