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RIKEN YOKOHAMA INSTITUTE
SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT
(Official language: ENGLISH)

Speaker
Dr. Steven J. Clapcote
Affiliation
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
Mount Sinai Hospital
Toronto Canada
Title
Mouse ENU mutants support a role for DISC1 in schizophrenia and depression.
Date
May 23 (Wed) 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Place
Koryuto Hall RIKEN Yokohama Institute
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We just published our collaborative research in NEURON (May 3 2007 issue);

Clapcote S.J. et al.
Behavioral Phenotypes of Disc1 Missense Mutations in Mice
Neuron Vol 54 387-402 03 May 2007


As shown Dr. Clapcote is the first author of the paper and will visit RIKEN Yokohama Institute this coming May 23 2007. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Clapcote himself will present this collaborative work.
The paper above was selected as the FEATURED ARTICLE in this May 3 NEURON issue as follows;

Progress in understanding the biological bases of schizophrenia and depression has been hampered by the lack of genetically validated laboratory animal models. DISC1 is a candidate gene for both disorders with strong genetic and biological support. Clapcote and colleagues describe the contrasting behavioral neuroanatomical and pharmacological effects of two independent point mutations of the Disc1 gene in laboratory mice. Intriguingly one Disc1 mutant line exhibits schizophrenic-like behavior while the other shows more depressive-like behavior observations that support the notion that these psychiatric disorders may have both common and distinct genetic and mechanistic etiologies. (http://www.neuron.org/)


Additional reference

理研プレスリリース/RIKEN Press Release
http://www.riken.jp/r-world/info/release/press/2007/070504/index.html

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