[Genetic analysis of antithymocyte activity in schizophrenia].

  title={[Genetic analysis of antithymocyte activity in schizophrenia].},
  author={Iu A Shapiro and Shirley Kushner and I. V. Domashneva and G I Koliaskina and S. A. Finogenova},
  journal={Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii imeni S.S. Korsakova},
  volume={85 7},
Immunologic changes in schizophrenic psychoses were examined by different methods of genetic analysis. The cytotoxic test and the method of fluorescent antibodies showed an increase in the antithymocytic activity (ATA) of the blood serum. A high index of the coefficient of a genetic correlation between elevated blood levels of ATA and the genetic component of liability to the disease indicates that genetic factors partially involved in the general structure of hereditary predisposition to… CONTINUE READING

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