Sergio Alessandro Papagni

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Although stressful life events (SLEs) have been associated with an increased risk of illness and mental disorder, their impact on brain anatomy remains poorly understood. Using a longitudinal design, we tested the hypothesis that SLEs are significantly associated with changes in gray matter volume (GMV) in brain regions previously implicated in(More)
Recent studies have identified DAAO as a probable susceptibility gene for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, little is known about how this gene affects brain function to increase vulnerability to these disorders. We examined the impact of DAAO genotype (rs3918346) on brain function in patients with schizophrenia, patients with bipolar I disorder(More)
Recent studies have described G72 and DAAO as susceptibility genes for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Both genes modulate glutamate neurotransmission, which plays a key role in neurocognitive function and is thought to be altered in these disorders. Moreover, in vitro transcription studies indicate that the two genes interact with each other at the(More)
BACKGROUND The D-Amino acid oxidase activator (G72 or DAOA) is believed to play a key role in the regulation of central glutamatergic transmission which is seen to be altered in psychosis. It is thought to regulate D-amino acid oxidase (DAO), which metabolizes D-serine, a co-agonist of NMDA-type glutamate receptors and to be involved in dendritic(More)
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