Body versus brain: New evidence for an autoimmune cause of schizophrenia Date: June 6, 2022

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/06/220606111527.htm

Tokyo Medical and Dental University
ummary:Researchers have found that some people with schizophrenia have autoantibodies -- which are made by the immune system and recognize the body's own proteins, rather than outside threats such as viruses or bacteria -- against NCAM1, a protein that's important for communication between brain cells. The patients' autoantibodies also caused schizophrenia-related behaviors in mice. These findings may improve the diagnosis and treatment of a subset of patients with schizophrenia.