Schizophrenia or is the result of a gene function decline

Xinhua Tokyo on October 30 (Reuters)

& have spent The cause of schizophrenia is not yet completely clear. A Japanese research team reports that a gene involved in regulating nerve activity function decline may be the etiology of schizophrenia. This discovery is expected to promote research and development new method for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Japanese kanazawa university institutions such as the researchers in a new period in the American journal of psychiatry, the report says there is a kind of special cells in the brain responsible for regulating the activities of the peripheral nerve cells, can let the nerve cells in the coordination, processing information effectively. The regulating cell has a genetically KCNS3 guidance synthesis of protein, if the gene function to drop, can't fully synthesis of specific protein, can affect the coordination of peripheral nerve cells, lead to schizophrenia.