N L Johnston-Wilson

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Severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder are brain diseases of unknown origin. No biological marker has been documented at the pathological, cellular, or molecular level, suggesting that a number of complex but subtle changes underlie these illnesses. We have used proteomic technology to survey(More)
Increasingly, abnormalities of glial cell function have been implicated in pathological studies of the major mental illnesses (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression). In a recent proteomic study, four isoforms of astrocytic glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) were decreased in one or more of these diseases. In the current study, we sought(More)
Retroviruses are biologically complex infectious agents which are capable of cellular infection and subsequent integration into the host genome. Retroviruses can exist in an endogenous form in which viral sequences are integrated into the human germline and are vertically transmitted in a Mendelian fashion. The transcriptional activation of these viral(More)
Neuropsychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are major causes of morbidity throughout the world. Despite extensive searches, no single gene, RNA transcript, or protein has been found which can, on its own, account for these disorders. Recently, the availability of genomic tools such as cDNA microarrays, serial analysis of gene(More)
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