Sodium-myo-inositol co-transporter (SMIT-1) mRNA is increased in neutrophils of patients with bipolar 1 disorder and down-regulated under treatment with mood stabilizers.

Abstract

Recent in-vitro data indicate that depletion of neural cells of myo-inositol by virtue of down-regulation of the high-affinity sodium-myo-inositol co-transporter (SMIT) may be a common mechanism of action of the mood stabilizers lithium, valproate and carbamazepine. The authors sought to investigate whether or not down-regulation of SMIT also occurs in vivo… (More)

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