Migratory Cortical Interneuron-Specific Transcriptome Abnormalities in Schizophrenia
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Microbiology and Immunology
Cortical interneurons (cINs) are substantially affected in Schizophrenia (SCZ) and enriched for SCZ heritability during development. To understand SCZ-specific changes in these cells during development, we isolated migratory cINs from cIN spheres derived from 5 healthy control (HC) and 5 SCZ induced pluripotent stem cell lines (iPSCs). Transcriptome analyses show dysregulation in extracellular matrix pathways as the major disturbances in SCZ migratory cINs, whereas sphere cINs show dysregulation in immune pathways. This result suggests the importance of using homogeneous cell populations to identify stage-specific abnormalities and provides a platform to further study the biology of schizophrenia pathogenesis during early development.
Park, J. M., Liu, D., Park, G., Noh, H., Ni, P., Yin, C., Huang, W., & Chung, S. (2021). Migratory Cortical Interneuron-Specific Transcriptome Abnormalities in Schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 137, 111-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.02.054