Genes and subtypes of schizophrenia

Károly Mirnics, David A. Lewis

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The complex heterogeneity of schizophrenia renders identification of a specific etiology extremely difficult. Nevertheless, there is strong heritability in affected families, and linkage has been demonstrated at several loci. A recent study has bypassed some of these complexities, with the identification of a gene mutation in some individuals with a specific subtype of schizophrenia, periodic catatonia - and points to new strategies for the analysis of other polygenic neurological disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Molecular Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology

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