Journal article

5-HT2A and muscarinic receptors in schizophrenia: a postmortem study

I Matsumoto, Y Inoue, T Iwazaki, G Pavey, B Dean

NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

Although evidence suggests that 5-HT(2A) and muscarinic M1/M4 receptors are implicated in the pathology of schizophrenia, the results are not conclusive. In the present study we tested the hypothesis that binding of 5-HT(2A) and M1/M4 receptors is altered in the postmortem brain of schizophrenia subjects. Quantitative autoradiography was employed to measure [(3)H]ketanserin binding to 5-HT(2A) receptors and [(3)H]pirenzepine binding to both M1 and M4 receptors in Brodmann's area 9 (BA9), caudate/putamen, and the hippocampal formation from six schizophrenic and six control subjects. A significant reduction in the density of 5HT(2A) receptors in BA 9 of schizophrenic subjects was observed (p=0..

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