Linkage of M5 muscarinic and alpha7-nicotinic receptor genes on 15q13 to schizophrenia.

Most antipsychotic drugs act on the forebrain by blocking dopamine receptors. In rodents, the M5 muscarinic receptor (CHRM5) is important for prolonged dopamine release. We typed polymorphisms in CHRM5 and alpha7-nicotinic receptor (CHRNA7) genes on 15q13 in 82 Canadian families having at least 1 schizophrenic patient. Using the Family-Based Association… CONTINUE READING