Jaime G Maldonado-Avilés

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In subjects with schizophrenia, impairments in working memory are associated with dysfunction of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). This dysfunction appears to be due, at least in part, to abnormalities in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-mediated inhibitory circuitry. To test the hypothesis that altered GABA-mediated circuitry in the DLPFC of(More)
OBJECTIVE Cognitive impairments in schizophrenia are associated with lower expression of markers of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) synthesis in the prefrontal cortex. The effects of GABA are mediated by GABA(A) receptors that mediate either phasic or tonic inhibition. The authors assessed the expression of GABA(A) receptor alpha4 and delta subunits, which(More)
BACKGROUND Although the somal volume of Nissl-stained deep layer 3 pyramidal cells is reduced in prefrontal cortex area 9 of subjects with schizophrenia, the subset of large pyramidal cells immunoreactive (IR) for nonphosphorylated neurofilament protein (NNFP) is not. Consequently, we hypothesized that the somal volume of another subset of pyramidal cells(More)
Current treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD) have a time lag and are ineffective for a large number of patients. Development of novel pharmacological therapies requires a comprehensive understanding of the molecular events that contribute to MDD pathophysiology. Recent evidence points toward aberrant activity of synaptic proteins as a critical(More)
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