Change of dopamine receptor mRNA expression in lymphocyte of schizophrenic patients

@article{Kwak2001ChangeOD,
  title={Change of dopamine receptor mRNA expression in lymphocyte of schizophrenic patients},
  author={Yong Tae Kwak and M Koo and C Choi and I Sunwoo},
  journal={BMC Medical Genetics},
  year={2001},
  volume={2},
  pages={3 - 3}
}
Though the dysfunction of central dopaminergic system has been proposed, the etiology or pathogenesis of schizophrenia is still uncertain partly due to limited accessibility to dopamine receptor. The purpose of this study was to define whether or not the easily accessible dopamine receptors of peripheral lymphocytes can be the peripheral markers of schizophrenia. 44 drug-medicated schizophrenics for more than 3 years, 28 drug-free schizophrenics for more than 3 months, 15 drug-naïve… CONTINUE READING