Genes and subtypes of schizophrenia

Karoly Mirnics, David A. Lewis

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Abstract

The complex heterogeneity of schizophrenia renders identification of a specific etiology extremely difficult. Nevertheless, there is strong heritability in affected families, and linkage has been demonstrated at several loci. A recent study has bypassed some of these complexities, with the identification of a gene mutation in some individuals with a specific subtype of schizophrenia, periodic catatonia - and points to new strategies for the analysis of other polygenic neurological disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Molecular Medicine
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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Schizophrenia
Catatonia
Nervous System Diseases
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Mutation

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Genes and subtypes of schizophrenia. / Mirnics, Karoly; Lewis, David A.

In: Trends in Molecular Medicine, Vol. 7, No. 7, 01.01.2001, p. 281-283.

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Mirnics, Karoly ; Lewis, David A. / Genes and subtypes of schizophrenia. In: Trends in Molecular Medicine. 2001 ; Vol. 7, No. 7. pp. 281-283.
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