Adolescent cannabis exposure interacts with mutant DISC1 to produce impaired adult emotional memory.
Baltimore, United States. In Neurobiol Dis, 17 Jul 2015
Here we show for the first time that a perturbation in Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) exacerbates the response to adolescent exposure to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC), a major psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, consistent with the concept that gene-environment interactions may contribute to the pathophysiology of psychiatric conditions.
Schizophrenia and Depression Co-Morbidity: What We have Learned from Animal Models.
Toronto, Canada. In Front Psychiatry, Dec 2014
Current models which demonstrate endophenotypes of both schizophrenia and depression are reviewed here, including models of CUB and SUSHI multiple domains 1, PDZ and LIM domain 5, glutamate Delta 1 receptor, diabetic db/db mice, neuropeptide Y, disrupted in schizophrenia 1, and its interacting partners, reelin, maternal immune activation, and social isolation.
Synaptic dysregulation in a human iPS cell model of mental disorders.
Baltimore, United States. In Nature, Dec 2014
Here we generated induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from four members of a family in which a frameshift mutation of disrupted in schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) co-segregated with major psychiatric disorders and we further produced different isogenic iPS cell lines via gene editing.