Eva Munarriz-Cuezva

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Overexpression of the mammalian homolog of the unc-18 gene (munc18-1) has been described in the brain of subjects with schizophrenia. Munc18-1 protein is involved in membrane fusion processes, exocytosis and neurotransmitter release. A transgenic mouse strain that overexpresses the protein isoform munc18-1a in the brain was characterized. This animal(More)
Munc18-1 and syntaxin-1 are crucial interacting molecules for synaptic membrane fusion and neurotransmitter release. Contrasting abnormalities of several proteins of the exocytotic machinery, including the formation of SNARE (synaptobrevin, SNAP-25 and syntaxin-1) complexes, have been reported in schizophrenia. This study quantified in the dorsolateral(More)
The pathophysiology of psychotic disorders is multifactorial, including alterations in the immune system caused by exogenous or endogenous factors. Epidemiological and experimental studies indicate that infections during the gestational period represent a risk factor to develop schizophrenia (SZ) along lifetime. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the(More)
Cognitive deficits are considered a key feature of schizophrenia, and they usually precede the onset of the illness and continue after psychotic symptoms appear. Current antipsychotic drugs have little or no effect on the cognitive deficits of this disorder. Prolyl oligopeptidase (POP) is an 81-kDa monomeric serine protease that is expressed in brain and(More)
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