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Cognitive impairment in bipolar disease (BD) patients is common and recent data suggests that it may be an endophenotype of the disease as it differs individually, persists during periods of euthymia and co segregates in families of BD patients. Cognition is a complex trait and is therefore likely to be underpinned by many genes, each with a relatively small effect. Performance in each domain of the neuropsychological assessment can be statistically linked to the functional activity of particular protein and by extension to the genetic variants accounting for theses functional differences.
80 patients with BD type I (SCID DSM-IV), age from 18 to 35 years old, currently on mania, depression, hypomania or mixed state after medication wash out will be submitted to complete neuropsychological evaluation and genotyped for COMT (val158met, rs165599, -287, rs737865), ApoE (epsilon 4) and BDNF (val66met)and 80 healthy controls.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Institute of Psychiatry, School of Medicine University of Sao Paulo
University of Sao Paulo
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:37-0400
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INTERNEURONS of the vertebrate RETINA containing two processes. They receive inputs from the RETINAL PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS and send outputs to the RETINAL GANGLION CELLS. The bipolar cells also make lateral connections in the retina with the RETINAL HORIZONTAL CELLS and with the AMACRINE CELLS.
A genus of basidiomycetous mushroom in the family Strophariaceae, exhibiting a bipolar mating system.
The macroglial cells of EPENDYMA. They are characterized by bipolar cell body shape and processes that contact BASAL LAMINA around blood vessels and/or the PIA MATER and the CEREBRAL VENTRICLES.
Agents that are used to treat bipolar disorders or mania associated with other affective disorders.
A major affective disorder marked by severe mood swings (manic or major depressive episodes) and a tendency to remission and recurrence.
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