Dr. Vladimir I. Vladimirov | Uncovering the Genetic and Molecular Underpinnings of Psychiatric Disorders
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Over the past decade or so, researchers have conducted several large-scale genetic studies employing hundreds of thousands of patients, to identify genetic variants associated with psychiatric disorders. However, very few studies have explored how these genetic variants impact molecular processes in the brain, leading to the development of various psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, major depression, or alcohol addiction. Read More
Original Article Reference
Summary of the papers ‘Identifying a novel biological mechanism for alcohol addiction associated with circRNA networks acting as potential miRNA sponges’, in Addiction Biology, doi.org/10.1111/adb.13071; and ‘Postmortem brain tissue as an underutilized resource to study the molecular pathology of neuropsychiatric disorders across different ethnic populations’, in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.04.015
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