Turkish Scientists Decodes Schizophrenia

ANKARA - Turkish scientists have discovered that excessive secretion of agmatine by brain caused schizophrenia which is a mental disorder with no treatment.

Professor Tayfun Uzbay, chairman of the Department of the Pharmacology of the Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GATA), and his team conducted a series of experiments in the last five years on rats in the laboratory on effects of agmatine.

They injected excessive amount of agmatine into rats and observed later that they developed schizophrenia.

They also unveiled that three substance used in agriculture sector in the United States to kill fungus and parasites could be used in treatment of schizophrenia.

Results of their study was published in the European Neuropsychopharmacology and the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Schizophrenia is characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality. Some of its symptoms include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech and thinking and significant social or occupational dysfunction.



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