Friday, October 20, 2017

Estrogens and the Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia

New publication from Professor of Neuroscience Jan Thornton:

McGregor, Claire, Alexander Riordan, and Janice Thornton. "Estrogens and the Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia: Possible Neuroprotective Mechanisms." Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, vol. 47, 2017, pp. 19-33, doi:10.1016/j.yfrne.2017.06.003.

From the abstract: "We review the relationship between estrogens and brain derived neurotrophic factor, neuroinflammation, NMDA receptors, GABA receptors, and luteinizing hormone. Exploring these pathways may enable novel treatments for schizophrenia and a greater understanding of this devastating disease."