SETD1A, a gene associated with schizophrenia, stunts the growth and branching of dendrites and reduces the number of dendritic spines. Reinstating the normal expression of SETD1A in mouse models restored working memory function.
Researchers have identified the role Klf9 plays in the brain's response to stress. The study reports elevated levels of the protein were discovered in the hippocampus of women with MDD who faced stressful events.
A new study reveals psychedelic substances may have a neuroprotective role when it comes to inflammation. Researchers also report psychedelics can alter signaling pathways associated with neuroplasticity.