Erythrocyte sodium pump activity in bipolar affective disorder and other psychiatric disorders.

@article{HokinNeaverson1989ErythrocyteSP,
  title={Erythrocyte sodium pump activity in bipolar affective disorder and other psychiatric disorders.},
  author={M Hokin-Neaverson and James W. Jefferson},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
Erythrocyte ouabain-inhibitable sodium pump activity, a measure of NaK-ATPase activity, was studied in 6 diagnostic groups of psychiatric subjects: bipolar affective disorder, unipolar depressive disorder, neurotic depression, chronic alcohol abuse, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia, and in sex- and age-matched normal controls. In the bipolar manic-depressive group, which was restricted to lithium-free subjects, values for sodium pump activity were significantly lower than in the… CONTINUE READING
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