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The catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT) gene has been a promising candidate in genetic research on schizophrenia because of its function in dopamine metabolism and its location on chromosome 22q11.2, which may be implicated in both schizophrenia and velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS). To explore the possible genetic contribution of COMT to the development of(More)
The dysbindin gene (DTNBP1) is located in chromosome 6p22.3, one of the regions of positive linkage for schizophrenia. A strong genetic association between DTNBP1 and schizophrenia has been replicated through many recent studies. In particular, dysbindin protein has been found to play a role in the glutamate neural transmission in the brain. In this study,(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed a genetic association study with schizophrenic patients to investigate whether the V-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1 (AKT1) gene plays a role in obstetric complications. METHODS One-hundred-eighty patients with schizophrenia (male, 113; female, 67) were included. All patients fulfilled DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia.(More)
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