Journal article

Decreased NR1, NR2A, and SAP102 transcript expression in the hippocampus in bipolar disorder

Robert E McCullumsmith, Lars V Kristiansen, Monica Beneyto, Elizabeth Scarr, Brian Dean, James H Meador-Woodruff

BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Schizophrenia is associated with dysfunction of glutamatergic neurotransmission, and several studies have suggested glutamatergic abnormalities in bipolar disorder. Recent data suggest involvement of the NMDA receptor signaling complex, which includes NMDA receptor subunits as well as associated intracellular interacting proteins critical for NMDA receptor assembly, trafficking, and activation; the most well-characterized being PSD93, PSD95, SAP102, and NF-L. Previously, studies from our laboratories have described changes in glutamate receptor subunit transcript and binding site expression in schizophrenia and changes in NMDA receptor binding site expression in bipolar disorder ..

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