Cancer Drugs May Help Treatment of Schizophrenia

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Researchers have revealed the molecular pathway that is affected during the onset of schizophrenia and successfully alleviated symptoms of the illness in mice, using a commonly used cancer drug.

The research, published online in the journal Brain, is from a group led by Professor Peter Giese at King’s College London, and offers new avenues for drug discovery….

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Reference: O. Engmann, T. Hortobagyi, R. Pidsley, C. Troakes, H.-G. Bernstein, M. R. Kreutz, J. Mill, M. Nikolic, K. P. Giese. Schizophrenia is associated with dysregulation of a Cdk5 activator that regulates synaptic protein expression and cognition. Brain, 2011; DOI: 10.1093/brain/awr155
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110720121900.htm

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