Volume 88 Issue 3 | p. 26
Issue Date: January 18, 2010

A Systemic Look At Schizophrenia

Proteomic analysis of peripheral cells reveals aspects of psychiatric disorder
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE
Keywords: proteomics, mass spectrometry, schizophrenia, neuroscience

Because schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder, its physical manifestations must all be in the brain, right? Maybe not. Proteomic studies using cells from other parts of the body are showing that there might be a systemic aspect of the disorder. The ability to use nonbrain cells to study schizophrenia could make it easier to find biomarkers of the disease and to develop diagnostic tools.

To date, most studies of the disorder have been done with . . .

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