Study

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and iPSC-derived neurons to explore cellular phenotypes associated with schizophrenia.

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001002895 Other

Study Description

Schizophrenia and major mental illness are common devastating conditions. Whilst partially effective treatments are available, none are disease-modifying. Notwithstanding important insights provided by animal models there is a need for novel models of mental illness to develop more effective therapies. A study of sporadic schizophrenia-derived human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPS) has demonstrated a neuronal phenotype representing a powerful proof of concept of in vitro disease modeling, even for diseases with complex causation such as schizophrenia. These techniques have been used here to examine the behaviour of neural stem cells and neurons derived from fibroblasts from subjects carrying NDE1 copy number variations (CNVs) associated with increased risk of major mental illness. Using hiPS from individuals with and without disease-associated CNVs we have investigated how disease risk is conferred at a cellular and molecular level through detailed comparative studies of neural progenitor proliferation, neuronal morphology, physiology, cytoskeletal organization, synaptic ... (Show More)

Study Datasets 1 dataset.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001004064
This dataset contains high-throughput RNA-sequencing of 12 samples, each sample comprising neural precursor cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells from individuals with and without the 16p13.11 microduplication (a copy number variant associated with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders). 4 samples derive from patients carrying the 16p13.11 microduplication, and 8 derive from unaffected family controls. RNA samples were processed to deplete rRNA using the TruSeq Stranded ... (Show More)
NextSeq 550 12

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