Journal article

Low levels of muscarinic M1 receptor-positive neurons in cortical layers III and V in Brodmann areas 9 and 17 from individuals with schizophrenia.

Elizabeth Scarr, Shaun Hopper, Valentina Vos, Myoung Suk Seo, Ian Paul Everall, Timothy Douglas Aumann, Gursharan Chana, Brian Dean

Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: Results of neuroimaging and postmortem studies suggest that people with schizophrenia may have lower levels of muscarinic M1 receptors (CHRM1) in the cortex, but not in the hippocampus or thalamus. Here, we use a novel immunohistochemical approach to better understand the likely cause of these low receptor levels. METHODS: We determined the distribution and number of CHRM1-positive (CHRM1+) neurons in the cortex, medial dorsal nucleus of the thalamus and regions of the hippocampus from controls (n = 12, 12 and 5, respectively) and people with schizophrenia (n = 24, 24 and 13, respectively). RESULTS: Compared with controls, levels of CHRM1+ neurons in people with schizophrenia wer..

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