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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902448/rasgrp1-promotes-amphetamine-induced-motor-behavior-through-a-rhes-interaction-network-rhesactome-in-the-striatum
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Neelam Shahani, Supriya Swarnkar, Vincenzo Giovinazzo, Jenny Morgenweck, Laura M Bohn, Catherina Scharager-Tapia, Bruce Pascal, Pablo Martinez-Acedo, Kshitij Khare, Srinivasa Subramaniam
The striatum of the brain coordinates motor function. Dopamine-related drugs may be therapeutic to patients with striatal neurodegeneration, such as Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), but these drugs have unwanted side effects. In addition to stimulating the release of norepinephrine, amphetamines, which are used for narcolepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), trigger dopamine release in the striatum. The guanosine triphosphatase Ras homolog enriched in the striatum (Rhes) inhibits dopaminergic signaling in the striatum, is implicated in HD and L-dopa-induced dyskinesia, and has a role in striatal motor control...
November 15, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902230/roseitalea-porphyridii-gen-nov-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-red-alga-and-reclassification-of-hoeflea-suaedae-chung-et-al-2013-as-pseudohoeflea-suaedae-gen-nov-comb-nov
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Jong Woo Hyeon, Sang Eun Jeong, Kyunghwa Baek, Che Ok Jeon
A Gram-staining-negative, strictly aerobic bacterial strain, designated MA7-20T, was isolated from a marine alga, Porphyridium marinum, in Korea. Cells showing oxidase-positive and catalase-positive activities were motile rods with bipolar flagella. Growth of strain MA7-20T was observed at 15-45 C (optimum, 30-37 C), at pH 6.0-10.5 (optimum, pH 7.0-8.0) and in the presence of 0-7 % (w/v) NaCl (optimum, 2-3 %). Strain MA7-20T contained summed feature 8 (comprising C18:1 ω7c/C18:1 ω6c) and 11-methyl-C18:1 ω7c and C18:0 as the major fatty acids and ubiquinone-10 as the sole isoprenoid quinone...
November 2, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888723/deconstructing-bipolar-disorder-and-schizophrenia-a-cross-diagnostic-cluster-analysis-of-cognitive-phenotypes
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Junghee Lee, Shemra Rizzo, Lori Altshuler, David C Glahn, David J Miklowitz, Catherine A Sugar, Jonathan K Wynn, Michael F Green
BACKGROUND: Bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia (SZ) show substantial overlap. It has been suggested that a subgroup of patients might contribute to these overlapping features. This study employed a cross-diagnostic cluster analysis to identify subgroups of individuals with shared cognitive phenotypes. METHOD: 143 participants (68 BD patients, 39 SZ patients and 36 healthy controls) completed a battery of EEG and performance assessments on perception, nonsocial cognition and social cognition...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882644/sleep-wake-cycle-phenotypes-in-young-people-with-familial-and-non-familial-mood-disorders
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Jan Scott, Sharon Naismith, Ashlee Grierson, Joanne Carpenter, Daniel Hermens, Elizabeth Scott, Ian Hickie
OBJECTIVES: Converging evidence identifies that the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder (BD), individuals at clinical high risk of BD, and young people with recent onset BD may differ from other clinical cases or healthy controls in terms of sleep-wake profiles. However, it is possible that these differences may reflect current mental state, subtype of mood disorder, or familial traits. This study aimed to determine objective and subjective sleep-wake profiles in individuals aged 15-25 years with a current major depressive episode, in relation to familial traits...
November 24, 2016: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873559/educational-achievement-in-psychiatric-patients-and-their-siblings-a-register-based-study-in-30-000-individuals-in-the-netherlands
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W M Tempelaar, F Termorshuizen, J H MacCabe, M P M Boks, R S Kahn
BACKGROUND: Poor educational achievement is associated with a range of psychiatric disorders. Several studies suggest that this underperformance is due to cognitive deficits that commence before disease onset and reflect a genetic risk for this disorder. However, the specificity and the familial contribution of this cognitive deficit are not clear. We analysed lifetime educational achievement of psychiatric patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar or depressive disorder and their unaffected siblings...
November 22, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872267/endophenotypes-epigenetics-polygenicity-and-more-irv-gottesman-s-dynamic-legacy
#6
David L Braff, Carol A Tamminga
First, we describe the hallmark contributions of Irv Gottesman's pioneering scholarship for schizophrenia research including concepts of polygenicity, gene × environment interactions, epigenetics and the endophenotype concept. Gottesman and colleagues' twin studies showed that genes, not social factors, mediate schizophrenia risk. He then showed that schizophrenia is highly polygenic. Next, he introduced the concept of epigenetics into schizophrenia research. Gottesman then introduced the quantitative endophenotype concept...
November 21, 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845777/newer-insights-into-the-role-of-mirna-a-tiny-genetic-tool-in-psychiatric-disorders-focus-on-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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V V Giridharan, R A Thandavarayan, G R Fries, C Walss-Bass, T Barichello, N J Justice, M K Reddy, J Quevedo
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder occurring in about 2-9% of individuals after their exposure to life-threatening events, such as severe accidents, sexual abuse, combat or a natural catastrophe. Because PTSD patients are exposed to trauma, it is likely that epigenetic modifications have an important role in disease development and prognosis. For the past two decades, abnormal expression of the epigenetic regulators microRNAs (miRs) and miR-mediated gene regulation have been given importance in a variety of human diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and viral infection...
November 15, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844061/lithium-responsive-seizure-like-hyperexcitability-is-caused-by-a-mutation-in-the-drosophila-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-gene-paralytic
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Garrett A Kaas, Junko Kasuya, Patrick Lansdon, Atsushi Ueda, Atulya Iyengar, Chun-Fang Wu, Toshihiro Kitamoto
Shudderer (Shu) is an X-linked dominant mutation in Drosophila melanogaster identified more than 40 years ago. A previous study showed that Shu caused spontaneous tremors and defects in reactive climbing behavior, and that these phenotypes were significantly suppressed when mutants were fed food containing lithium, a mood stabilizer used in the treatment of bipolar disorder (Williamson, 1982). This unique observation suggested that the Shu mutation affects genes involved in lithium-responsive neurobiological processes...
September 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842942/evaluation-of-50-khz-ultrasonic-vocalizations-in-animal-models-of-mania-ketamine-and-lisdexamfetamine-induced-hyperlocomotion-in-rats
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Etieli Wendler, Camila Pasquini de Souza, Debora Dalla Vecchia, Luiz Kae Sales Kanazawa, Palloma de Almeida Soares Hocayen, Markus Wöhr, Rainer K W Schwarting, Roberto Andreatini
Drug-induced hyperlocomotion in rodents is frequently used as a behavioral model for mania. However, the use of locomotor activity as the single parameter in these animal models of mania may pose some limitations for developing new pharmacological treatments. Thus, alternative behavioral markers are required. Fifty-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations (USV), which are thought to represent positive affect, are increased by the administration of the psychostimulant d-amphetamine, an effect that can be prevented by lithium treatment, the gold standard antimanic drug for treating bipolar disorder...
November 11, 2016: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817844/brain-structure-biomarkers-in-the-psychosis-biotypes-findings-from-the-bipolar-schizophrenia-network-for-intermediate-phenotypes
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Elena I Ivleva, Brett A Clementz, Anthony M Dutcher, Sara J M Arnold, Haekyung Jeon-Slaughter, Sina Aslan, Bradley Witte, Gaurav Poudyal, Hanzhang Lu, Shashwath A Meda, Godfrey D Pearlson, John A Sweeney, Matcheri S Keshavan, Carol A Tamminga
BACKGROUND: The current definitions of psychotic illness lack biological validity, motivating alternative biomarker-driven disease entities. Building on experimental constructs-Biotypes-that were previously developed from cognitive and neurophysiologic measures, we contrast brain anatomy characteristics across Biotypes alongside conventional diagnoses, examining gray matter density (GMD) as an independent validator for the Biotypes. METHODS: Whole brain GMD measures were examined in probands, their relatives, and healthy subjects organized by Biotype and then by DSM-IV-TR diagnosis (n = 1409) using voxel-based morphometry with subsequent subject-level regional characterization and distribution analyses...
August 31, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814962/neural-complexity-as-a-potential-translational-biomarker-for-psychosis
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Brandon Hager, Albert C Yang, Roscoe Brady, Shashwath Meda, Brett Clementz, Godfrey D Pearlson, John A Sweeney, Carol Tamminga, Matcheri Keshavan
BACKGROUND: The adaptability of the human brain to the constantly changing environment is reduced in patients with psychotic disorders, leading to impaired cognitive functions. Brain signal complexity, which may reflect adaptability, can be readily quantified via resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) signals. We hypothesized that resting-state brain signal complexity is altered in psychotic disorders, and is correlated with cognitive impairment. METHODS: We assessed 156 healthy controls (HC) and 330 probands, including 125 patients with psychotic bipolar disorder (BP), 107 patients with schizophrenia (SZ), 98 patients with schizoaffective disorder (SAD) and 230 of their unaffected first-degree relatives (76 BPR, 79 SADR, and 75 SZR) from four sites of the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP) consortium...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789186/novel-gene-brain-structure-relationships-in-psychotic-disorder-revealed-using-parallel-independent-component-analyses
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Neeraj Tandon, Pranav Nanda, Jaya L Padmanabhan, Ian T Mathew, Shaun M Eack, Balaji Narayanan, Shashwath A Meda, Sarah E Bergen, Gualbert Ruaño, Andreas Windemuth, Mohan Kocherla, Tracey L Petryshen, Brett Clementz, John Sweeney, Carol Tamminga, Godfrey Pearlson, Matcheri S Keshavan
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and psychotic bipolar disorder overlap with regard to symptoms, structural and functional brain abnormalities, and genetic risk factors. Neurobiological pathways connecting genes to clinical phenotypes across the spectrum from schizophrenia to psychotic bipolar disorder remain largely unknown. METHODS: We examined the relationship between structural brain changes and risk alleles across the psychosis spectrum in the multi-site Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network for Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP) cohort...
October 24, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788777/test-for-association-of-common-variants-in-grm7-with-alcohol-consumption
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Whitney E Melroy-Greif, Csaba Vadasz, Helen M Kamens, Matthew B McQueen, Robin P Corley, Michael C Stallings, Christian J Hopfer, Kenneth S Krauter, Sandra A Brown, John K Hewitt, Marissa A Ehringer
Recent work using a mouse model has identified the glutamate metabotropic receptor 7 (Grm7) gene as a strong candidate gene for alcohol consumption. Although there has been some work examining the effect of human glutamate metabotropic receptor 7 (GRM7) polymorphisms on human substance use disorders, the majority of the work has focused on other psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, and autism spectrum disorders. The current study aimed to evaluate evidence for association between GRM7 and alcohol behaviors in humans using a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) approach, as well as a gene-based approach...
September 2016: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783065/the-promises-and-challenges-of-human-brain-organoids-as-models-of-neuropsychiatric-disease
#14
Giorgia Quadrato, Juliana Brown, Paola Arlotta
Neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BPD) are of great societal and medical importance, but the complexity of these diseases and the challenges of modeling the development and function of the human brain have made these disorders difficult to study experimentally. The recent development of 3D brain organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells offers a promising approach for investigating the phenotypic underpinnings of these highly polygenic disorders and for understanding the contribution of individual risk variants and complex genetic background to human pathology...
October 26, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770741/mitochondrial-dna-sequence-data-reveals-association-of-haplogroup-u-with-psychosis-in-bipolar-disorder
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Mark A Frye, Euijung Ryu, Malik Nassan, Gregory D Jenkins, Ana C Andreazza, Jared M Evans, Susan L McElroy, Devin Oglesbee, W Edward Highsmith, Joanna M Biernacka
Converging genetic, postmortem gene-expression, cellular, and neuroimaging data implicate mitochondrial dysfunction in bipolar disorder. This study was conducted to investigate whether mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroups and single nucleotide variants (SNVs) are associated with sub-phenotypes of bipolar disorder. MtDNA from 224 patients with Bipolar I disorder (BPI) was sequenced, and association of sequence variations with 3 sub-phenotypes (psychosis, rapid cycling, and adolescent illness onset) was evaluated...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769005/a-genome-wide-association-study-suggests-the-association-of-muskelin-with-early-onset-bipolar-disorder-implications-for-a-gabaergic-epileptogenic-neurogenesis-model
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Malik Nassan, Qingqin Li, Paul E Croarkin, Wenan Chen, Colin L Colby, Marin Veldic, Susan L McElroy, Gregory D Jenkins, Euijung Ryu, Julie M Cunningham, Marion Leboyer, Mark A Frye, Joanna M Biernacka
BACKGROUND: Although multiple genes have been implicated in bipolar disorder (BD), they explain only a small proportion of its heritability. Identifying additional BD risk variants may be impaired by phenotypic heterogeneity, which is usually not taken into account in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). BD with early age at onset is a more homogeneous familial form of the disorder associated with greater symptom severity. METHODS: We conducted a GWAS of early-onset BD (onset of mania/hypomania ≤19 years old) in a discovery sample of 419 cases and 1034 controls and a replication sample of 181 cases and 777 controls...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765491/a-novel-fuzzy-set-based-multifactor-dimensionality-reduction-method-for-detecting-gene-gene-interaction
#17
Hye-Young Jung, Sangseob Leem, Sungyoung Lee, Taesung Park
BACKGROUND: Gene-gene interaction (GGI) is one of the most popular approaches for finding the missing heritability of common complex traits in genetic association studies. The multifactor dimensionality reduction (MDR) method has been widely studied for detecting GGIs. In order to identify the best interaction model associated with disease susceptibility, MDR compares all possible genotype combinations in terms of their predictability of disease status from a simple binary high(H) and low(L) risk classification...
September 29, 2016: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762161/structural-brain-changes-in-first-episode-mania-with-and-without-psychosis-data-from-systematic-treatment-optimization-program-for-early-mania-stop-em
#18
Kamyar Keramatian, Taj Dhanoa, Alexander McGirr, Donna J Lang, William G Honer, Raymond W Lam, Lakshmi N Yatham
OBJECTIVES: The neurobiological underpinnings of bipolar I disorder are not yet understood. Previous structural neuroimaging studies of bipolar disorder have produced rather conflicting results. We hypothesize that clinical sub-phenotypes of bipolar I disorder defined by their psychotic symptoms, especially those with mood-incongruent psychotic features, may have more extensive structural brain abnormalities. METHODS: We investigated structural brain alterations in patients with first-episode mania (n = 55) with mood-congruent (n = 16) and mood-incongruent (n = 32) psychotic features, as well as those without psychotic symptoms (n = 7), relative to healthy subjects (n = 56)...
October 20, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757065/personalized-prescribing-a-new-medical-model-for-clinical-implementation-of-psychotropic-drugs
#19
Chin B Eap
The use of pharmacogenetic tests was already being proposed in psychiatry in the early 2000s because genetic factors were known to influence drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. However, sufficient levels of evidence to justify routine use have been achieved for only a few tests (eg, major histocompatibility complex, class I, B, allele 1502 [HLA-B*1502] for carbamazepine in epilepsy and bipolar disorders); many findings are too preliminary or, when replicated, of low clinical relevance because of a small effect size...
September 2016: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752079/dixdc1-contributes-to-psychiatric-susceptibility-by-regulating-dendritic-spine-and-glutamatergic-synapse-density-via-gsk3-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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P-M Martin, R E Stanley, A P Ross, A E Freitas, C E Moyer, A C Brumback, J Iafrati, K S Stapornwongkul, S Dominguez, S Kivimäe, K A Mulligan, M Pirooznia, W R McCombie, J B Potash, P P Zandi, S M Purcell, S J Sanders, Y Zuo, V S Sohal, B N R Cheyette
Mice lacking DIX domain containing-1 (DIXDC1), an intracellular Wnt/β-catenin signal pathway protein, have abnormal measures of anxiety, depression and social behavior. Pyramidal neurons in these animals' brains have reduced dendritic spines and glutamatergic synapses. Treatment with lithium or a glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) inhibitor corrects behavioral and neurodevelopmental phenotypes in these animals. Analysis of DIXDC1 in over 9000 cases of autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia reveals higher rates of rare inherited sequence-disrupting single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) in these individuals compared with psychiatrically unaffected controls...
October 18, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
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