Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Schizophrenia- The Role of Estrogen and Estrogen Receptor Alpha [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Molecular Mechanism to Schizophrenia

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Researchers: Dr Jenny Wong (Principal investigator)

Brief description Schizophrenia (SZ) is a devastating mental illness of unknown cause thought to arise from a derailment of normal brain development where the brain fails to respond to the pubertal surge in sex steroids. This proposal aims to determine the molecular pathogenesis of SZ. The SZ susceptibility gene estrogen receptor alpha and the SZ susceptibility pathway neuregulin-ErbB4 are interrogated. This will lead to the development of novel therapeutics and preventative agents that will halt disease onset.

Funding Amount $AUD 292,639.10

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes Peter Doherty Biomedical ECF

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