Journal article

G protein-linked signaling pathways in bipolar and major depressive disorders.

Hiroaki Tomita, Mary E Ziegler, Helen B Kim, Simon J Evans, Prabhakara V Choudary, Jun Z Li, Fan Meng, Manhong Dai, Richard M Myers, Charles R Neal, Terry P Speed, Jack D Barchas, Alan F Schatzberg, Stanley J Watson, Huda Akil, Edward G Jones, William E Bunney, Marquis P Vawter

Frontiers in Genetics | Published : 2013

Abstract

The G-protein linked signaling system (GPLS) comprises a large number of G-proteins, G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), GPCR ligands, and downstream effector molecules. G-proteins interact with both GPCRs and downstream effectors such as cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), phosphatidylinositols, and ion channels. The GPLS is implicated in the pathophysiology and pharmacology of both major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BPD). This study evaluated whether GPLS is altered at the transcript level. The gene expression in the dorsolateral prefrontal (DLPFC) and anterior cingulate (ACC) were compared from MDD, BPD, and control subjects using Affymetrix Gene Chips and real time..

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