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Alternative splicing of human tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) pre-mRNA produces four mRNAs leading to four different TH isoforms and is thought to have important regulatory functions. We show that the diversity of TH mRNAs is greater than previously described in the autonomous nervous system: New splice junctions corresponding to the skipping of exon 3 were(More)
A novel human tyrosine hydroxylase (HTH) messenger RNA subgroup generated by alternative splicing and characterized by the absence of the third exon was recently identified. The corresponding putative protein lacks 74 amino acids including Ser31 and Ser40, two major phosphorylation sites implicated in the regulation of HTH activity. These mRNA species are(More)
Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) catalyzes the first and rate-limiting step in the biosynthesis of catecholamines. Among the various mechanisms implicated in the regulation of TH activity, alternative splicing of TH primary transcript has been described as a characteristic of higher primates and Drosophila. We investigated whether there is such a regulatory(More)
A new structural polymorphism (Ser311/Cys311) in the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene has recently been reported to be associated with schizophrenia, particularly in patients with a positive family history of schizophrenia (Arinimi et al., 1994). However these findings remain controversial (Asherson et al., 1994; Nanko et al., 1994; Nöthen et al., 1994;(More)
Pharmacological and clinical findings suggest that the dopamine transporter (DAT) gene may be involved in the genetic predisposition to schizophrenia. Linkage of a Taq I VNTR polymorphism in the DAT gene to schizophrenia was studied in multiplex schizophrenic families from Rouen, France (n = 10) and the Island of La Réunion (n = 21). Neither the lod score(More)
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