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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716530/genetic-association-analysis-of-serotonin-and-signal-transduction-pathways-in-suicide-attempters-from-an-italian-sample-of-psychiatric-patients
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Maurizio Pompili, Giovanna Gentile, Catia Scassellati, Cristian Bonvicini, Marco Innamorati, Denise Erbuto, Franco Montebovi, Giuseppe Ducci, Alberto Forte, Eleonora De Pisa, Stefano Ferracuti, Gianluca Serafini, Vincenzo De Luca, Mario Amore, Maurizio Simmaco, Paolo Girardi
Genetic factors have been reported to contribute to the liability of suicide. We aimed to investigate functional polymorphisms in eight genes (serotonin transporter, SLC6A4; receptors, 5HTR1A, 1B, 5HTR2A; Tryptophan Hydroxylase, TPH1, TPH2; Monoamine Oxidase, MAOA and G Protein Subunit Beta 3, GNB3) to investigate their predictive value for suicide. The possible confounding effects of gender and phenotypic patients dissection were also valued. A sample of 111 consecutive psychiatric inpatients was recruited and assessed using specific psychometric instruments...
July 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713243/synaptic-interactome-mining-reveals-p140cap-as-a-new-hub-for-psd-proteins-involved-in-psychiatric-and-neurological-disorders
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Annalisa Alfieri, Oksana Sorokina, Annie Adrait, Costanza Angelini, Isabella Russo, Alessandro Morellato, Michela Matteoli, Elisabetta Menna, Elisabetta Boeri Erba, Colin McLean, J Douglas Armstrong, Ugo Ala, Joseph D Buxbaum, Alfredo Brusco, Yohann Couté, Silvia De Rubeis, Emilia Turco, Paola Defilippi
Altered synaptic function has been associated with neurological and psychiatric conditions including intellectual disability, schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Amongst the recently discovered synaptic proteins is p140Cap, an adaptor that localizes at dendritic spines and regulates their maturation and physiology. We recently showed that p140Cap knockout mice have cognitive deficits, impaired long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), and immature, filopodia-like dendritic spines...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711512/seasonality-in-affective-disorders
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REVIEW
Anna Wirz-Justice
Humans retain neurobiological responses to circadian day-night cycles and seasonal changes in daylength in spite of a life-style usually independent of dawn-dusk signals. Seasonality has been documented in many functions, from mood to hormones to gene expression. Research on seasonal affective disorder initiated the first use of timed bright light as therapy, a treatment since extended to non-seasonal major depression and sleep-wake cycle disturbances in many psychiatric and medical illnesses. The growing recognition that sufficient light is important for psychological and somatic well-being is leading to the development of novel lighting solutions in architecture as well as focus on a more conscious exposure to natural daylight...
July 12, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710909/evaluation-of-the-interaction-between-genetic-variants-of-gad1-and-mirna-in-bipolar-disorders
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Yu-Chu Ella Chung, Shao-Chien Chen, Li-Chung Chuang, Wei-Liang Shih, Yi-Hang Chiu, Mong-Liang Lu, Hsi-Chung Chen, Po-Hsiu Kuo
BACKGROUND: Glutamic acid dehydrogenase 1 (GAD1) serves as the rate-limiting enzyme for synthesizing GABA, and is reported to be associated with several psychiatric disorders. The present study examined the effects of GAD1 genetic variants on bipolar disorder (BD) and its subtypes. Moreover, we investigated functional interactions between genetic variants and miRNAs via algorithm prediction and experimental validation. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted with 280 BD patients and 200 healthy controls...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701958/a-single-dose-of-lsd-does-not-alter-gene-expression-of-the-serotonin-2a-receptor-gene-htr2a-or-early-growth-response-genes-egr1-3-in-healthy-subjects
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Patrick C Dolder, Edna Grünblatt, Felix Müller, Stefan J Borgwardt, Matthias E Liechti
Rationale: Renewed interest has been seen in the use of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in psychiatric research and practice. The repeated use of LSD leads to tolerance that is believed to result from serotonin (5-HT) 5-HT2A receptor downregulation. In rats, daily LSD administration for 4 days decreased frontal cortex 5-HT2A receptor binding. Additionally, a single dose of LSD acutely increased expression of the early growth response genes EGR1 and EGR2 in rat and mouse brains through 5-HT2A receptor stimulation...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701918/striatal-transcriptome-and-interactome-analysis-of-shank3-overexpressing-mice-reveals-the-connectivity-between-shank3-and-mtorc1-signaling
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Yeunkum Lee, Sun Gyun Kim, Bokyoung Lee, Yinhua Zhang, Yoonhee Kim, Shinhyun Kim, Eunjoon Kim, Hyojin Kang, Kihoon Han
Mania causes symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, elevated mood, reduced anxiety and decreased need for sleep, which suggests that the dysfunction of the striatum, a critical component of the brain motor and reward system, can be causally associated with mania. However, detailed molecular pathophysiology underlying the striatal dysfunction in mania remains largely unknown. In this study, we aimed to identify the molecular pathways showing alterations in the striatum of SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domains 3 (Shank3)-overexpressing transgenic (TG) mice that display manic-like behaviors...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697292/fragile-x-associated-disorders-don-t-miss-them
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Rachael C Birch, Jonathan Cohen, Julian N Trollor
BACKGROUND: Fragile X-associated disorders are a family of inherited disorders caused by expansions in the Fragile X Mental Retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. Premutation expansions of the FMR1 gene confer risk for fragile X-associated primary ovarian insufficiency and fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome, as well as other medical and psychiatric comorbidities. Premutation expansions of the FMR1 gene are common in the general population. However, fragile X-associated disorders are frequently under-recognised and often misdiagnosed...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696432/cross-disorder-risk-gene-cacna1c-differentially-modulates-susceptibility-to-psychiatric-disorders-during-development-and-adulthood
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N Dedic, M L Pöhlmann, J S Richter, D Mehta, D Czamara, M W Metzger, J Dine, B T Bedenk, J Hartmann, K V Wagner, A Jurik, L M Almli, A Lori, S Moosmang, F Hofmann, C T Wotjak, G Rammes, M Eder, A Chen, K J Ressler, W Wurst, M V Schmidt, E B Binder, J M Deussing
Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in CACNA1C, the α1C subunit of the voltage-gated L-type calcium channel Cav1.2, rank among the most consistent and replicable genetics findings in psychiatry and have been associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. However, genetic variants of complex diseases often only confer a marginal increase in disease risk, which is additionally influenced by the environment. Here we show that embryonic deletion of Cacna1c in forebrain glutamatergic neurons promotes the manifestation of endophenotypes related to psychiatric disorders including cognitive decline, impaired synaptic plasticity, reduced sociability, hyperactivity and increased anxiety...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694195/hemoglobins-emerging-roles-in-mental-disorders-metabolical-genetical-and-immunological-aspects
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REVIEW
Meric A Altinoz, Bahri Ince
Hemoglobin (Hb) expression in the central nervous system is recently shown. Cooccurences of mental disorders (mainly bipolar disorder (BD) and tic disorders) with β- or α-thalassemia trait or erythrocytosis were witnessed, which may be due to peripheral or central hypoxia/hyperoxia or haplotypal gene interactions. β-Globin genes reside at 11p15.5 close to tyrosine hydroxylase, dopamine receptor DRD4 and Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, which involve in psychiatric diseases. α-Globin genes reside at 16p13...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694114/epigenetic-dysregulation-of-protocadherins-in-human-disease
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REVIEW
Nady El Hajj, Marcus Dittrich, Thomas Haaf
Protocadherins (Pcdhs) are a group of cell-cell adhesion molecules that are highly expressed in the nervous system and have a major function in dendrite development and neural circuit formation. However, the role protocadherins play in human health and disease remains unclear. Several recent studies have associated epigenetic dysregulation of protocadherins with possible implications for disease pathogenesis. In this review, we briefly recap the various epigenetic mechanisms regulating protocadherin genes, particularly the clustered Pcdhs...
July 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693401/formulating-autism-systemically-part-1-a-review-of-the-published-literature-and-case-assessments
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Patricia M Crittenden
Autism is a psychiatric disorder of unknown aetiology. In this article, the literature on genetic, neurological, psychological, relational and cultural causes of autism is reviewed, beginning with the 2014 review of Crittenden, Dallos, Landini et al. (pp. 64-70) up to and including recent publications in 2017. Some of the findings were unexpected; others led to new questions. The unexpected findings were the minimal contribution of genes to autism, the extremely evident neurological differences, the interpersonal quality of the psychological findings (that lacked evidence of parents' behaviour), the relational evidence that mothers' childhood trauma, perinatal stress and marital stress increased the risk of autism, and the reciprocal relation between funding for treatment of autism and diagnoses of autism...
July 2017: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691768/microbiome-inflammation-epigenetic-alterations-and-mental-diseases
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REVIEW
Reza Alam, Hamid M Abdolmaleky, Jin-Rong Zhou
Major mental diseases such as autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder are debilitating illnesses with complex etiologies. Recent findings show that the onset and development of these illnesses cannot be well described by the one-gene; one-disease approach. Instead, their clinical presentation is thought to result from the regulative interplay of a large number of genes. Even though the involvement of many genes are likely, up regulating and activation or down regulation and silencing of these genes by the environmental factors play a crucial role in contributing to their pathogenesis...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691545/association-of-the-functional-serotonin-transporter-haplotype-with-familial-form-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-in-iranian-patients
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Fatemeh Sadat Rashidi, Ehsan Ahmadipour, Sepideh Shiravand, Abolhassan Ahmadiani, Sareh Asadi, Jamal Shams
OBJECTIVE: Several polymorphisms have been reported in the 5-HTTLPR of the serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4). Family-based evidences for the association of 5-HTTLPR polymorphisms with OCD were previously reported but results were controversial. The present study investigated the possible correlation of SLC6A4 polymorphisms (5-HTTLPR, rs25532, rs25531) in Iranian OCD patients considering gender, age of onset, family history of psychiatric disorders, obsessive and compulsive subtypes and severities...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690014/psychiatric-symptoms-in-myoclonus-dystonia-syndrome-are-just-concomitant-features-regardless-of-the-sgce-gene-mutation
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Ji-Young Kim, Woong-Woo Lee, Chae Won Shin, Han-Joon Kim, Sung-Sup Park, Sun Ju Chung, Jin Whan Cho, Ho-Sung Ryu, Tae Ok Son, Beomseok Jeon
INTRODUCTION: Among myoclonus-dystonia syndrome (MD) patients, psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, alcohol dependence, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic disorder have been frequently reported to be related with the epsilon-sarcoglycan gene (SGCE) mutation. However, the rate of psychiatric disorders has not been compared between MD patients with the SGCE mutation (SGCE (+)) and without the SGCE mutation (SGCE (-)). We analyzed the psychiatric data in both SGCE (+) and SGCE (-) MD patients to determine the association of the SGCE mutation with psychiatric disorders in MD...
June 23, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687074/strength-of-functional-signature-correlates-with-effect-size-in-autism
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Sara Ballouz, Jesse Gillis
BACKGROUND: Disagreements over genetic signatures associated with disease have been particularly prominent in the field of psychiatric genetics, creating a sharp divide between disease burdens attributed to common and rare variation, with study designs independently targeting each. Meta-analysis within each of these study designs is routine, whether using raw data or summary statistics, but combining results across study designs is atypical. However, tests of functional convergence are used across all study designs, where candidate gene sets are assessed for overlaps with previously known properties...
July 7, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686353/national-scale-precision-medicine-for-psychiatric-disorders-in-sweden
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REVIEW
Sarah E Bergen, Patrick F Sullivan
Since psychiatric disorders have genetic architectures dominated by common variants of small effects, successful elucidation in psychiatric genetics necessitates large sample sizes. Collaboration and unconventional ascertainment methods are required to fulfill this need. Electronic health records have been increasingly seen as holding great potential for research, although they often pose substantial technical, legal and ethical challenges. Universal health care and national-scale registers with comprehensive medical, developmental, demographic, and geographic information make the Nordic countries ideal for psychiatric genetic epidemiology...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686326/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-genes-related-to-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-as-risk-factors-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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REVIEW
Carolina M Carvalho, Bruno M Coimbra, Vanessa K Ota, Marcelo F Mello, Sintia I Belangero
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychiatric disorder. The etiology of PTSD is multifactorial, depending on many environmental and genetic risk factors, and the exposure to life or physical integrity-threatening events. Several studies have shown significant correlations of many neurobiological findings with PTSD. Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction is strongly correlated with this disorder. One hypothesis is that HPA axis dysfunction may precede the traumatic event, suggesting that genes expressed in the HPA axis may be involved in the development of PTSD...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682231/g%C3%A3-n%C3%A3-tique-et-%C3%A3-pig%C3%A3-n%C3%A3-tique-des-troubles-des-conduites-alimentaires
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Nicolas Ramoz, Julia Clarke, Philip Gorwood
Eating disorders (EDs) are complex and multifactorial psychiatric illnesses that induce significant and sustained pathological disruption of food intake. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illnesses (DSM-5) describes the clinical criteria of major disorders including anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and binge eating disorder (BED). The neurobiological basis of food intake is well characterized. Epidemiological studies reported a heritability about 70% in AN and 60% in BN, suggesting that genetic factors are involved in the vulnerability to EDs...
2017: Biologie Aujourd'hui
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682228/-genetics-and-epigenetics-of-schizophrenia-and-other-psychoses
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Boris Chaumette, Oussama Kebir, Marie-Odile Krebs
Schizophrenia and other psychoses are categorical psychiatric diagnoses corresponding to frequent and heterogeneous disorders. Their physiopathology still remains largely unknown despite numerous recent advances. In particular, the last decade has identified different types of genetic variants, thanks to emergence of high-throughput methods. These methods allow both the identification of rare variants with a large effect such as punctual mutations or copy-number variants and the identification of frequent variants with a limited effect such as polymorphisms...
2017: Biologie Aujourd'hui
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675393/erbb4-signaling-in-the-prelimbic-cortex-regulates-fear-expression
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Y-H Chen, Y-J Lan, S-R Zhang, W-P Li, Z-Y Luo, S Lin, J-P Zhuang, X-W Li, S-J Li, J-M Yang, T-M Gao
Many psychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are characterized by abnormal processing of emotional stimuli particularly fear. The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is critically involved in fear expression. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this process are largely unknown. Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) reportedly regulates pyramidal neuronal activity via ErbB4 receptors, which are abundant in parvalbumin (PV)-expressing interneurons in the PFC. In this study, we aimed to determine how NRG1/ErbB4 signaling in the mPFC modulates fear expression and found that tone-cued fear conditioning increased NRG1 expression in the mPFC...
July 4, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
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