Search for Cytomegalovirus in Schizophrenic Brain Tissue (41144)

Gurmit S. Aulakh, Joel E. Kleinman, Hari S. Aulakh, Paul Albrecht, E. Fuller Torrey, Richard J. Wyatt

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A human cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA probe was developed and hybridized to DNA extracted from brain tissue of 6 patients with schizophrenia and 6 control individuals. We failed to detect any CMV-related genetic information in the DNA of these 12 individuals. These results indicate that either CMV is not involved in schizophrenia or that the genetic viral information, if present, is below the level of sensitivity of the present assay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-174
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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