Novel mechanism behind schizophrenia uncovered Pioneering study finds high-risk protein suppresses key neurotransmitter

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180221131922.htm

Summary:Researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein--neuregulin 3--controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizophrenia. The protein is elevated in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses, but the study is the first to investigate how it causes such severe mental illness

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