Location

GUC Loft

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Cynthia Stenger

Event Website

https://www.una.edu/studentresearch/index.html

Start Date

23-4-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-4-2019 10:15 AM

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Description

According to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, 1 in 40,000 people suffer from Childhood Onset Schizophrenia worldwide. This equates to roughly 188,250 people. Although there have been few correlations made between genetic markers and COS, we hypothesize that there may be commonalities in more studied genes/mutations that can be applied to COS. We chose the heavily-studied RYR2 gene to identify these mutation markers and tie it together with findings from GPR153 (and other genes that hold commonalities) research. The idea is that maybe we can identify similar genetic markers in other, more studied, diseases/disorders that can give us a more fulfilled picture of COS, its precursors, and better treatment options.

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Correlations Between RYR2 Mutations and COS

GUC Loft

According to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, 1 in 40,000 people suffer from Childhood Onset Schizophrenia worldwide. This equates to roughly 188,250 people. Although there have been few correlations made between genetic markers and COS, we hypothesize that there may be commonalities in more studied genes/mutations that can be applied to COS. We chose the heavily-studied RYR2 gene to identify these mutation markers and tie it together with findings from GPR153 (and other genes that hold commonalities) research. The idea is that maybe we can identify similar genetic markers in other, more studied, diseases/disorders that can give us a more fulfilled picture of COS, its precursors, and better treatment options.

https://ir.una.edu/scholarsweek2019/2019/oral_presentations/5