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Our Immune System Links the Blood-Brain Barrier to Schizophrenia

News   Apr 21, 2021 | Original story from University of Pennsylvania

 
Our Immune System Links the Blood-Brain Barrier to Schizophrenia

A genetic condition known as 22q.11.2 deletion syndrome is associated with an increased risk of schizophrenia. A Penn Vet-led team found that a leaky blood-brain barrier, allowing inappropriate immune involvement in the central nervous system, may contribute to this or perhaps other neuropsychiatric conditions. Credit: Jorge Iván Alvarez

 
 
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