Journal article

Gene expression profiling in Brodmann's area 46 from subjects with schizophrenia

Brian Dean, Dahlia Keriakous, Elizabeth Scarr, Elizabeth A Thomas

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | INFORMA HEALTHCARE-TAYLOR & FRANCIS | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify altered gene expression in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex obtained after death from subjects with schizophrenia. METHOD: Restriction fragment differential display (RFDD) was used to measure levels of mRNA in Brodmann area (BA) 46 from schizophrenia and control subjects. Findings on specific mRNA identified with RFDD were further investigated using real-time polymerase chain reaction (real-time PCR), PCR and western blotting. RESULTS: Levels of mRNA for 63 of approximately 12,500 genes differed in BA 46 in schizophrenia. Subsequent real-time PCR has shown that mRNA for muscleblind protein 1 (MBNL1) and protocadherin 17 (PCDH17) are increased in BA 46 from subjects w..

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