Daily Archives: February 28, 2018

Prolactin regulates neurovascular coupling in male psychotic patients

Recent studies indicated that increased prolactin levels have negative effects on cognitive function in non-psychiatric populations and impair processing speed in patients with psychosis. According to the basic research, prolactin induces regional vasoconstriction via the inhibition of

‘DNA Fossils’, ancient mtDNA preserved in the nuclear genome: witnesses of human evolution milestones

Fragments of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are known to get inserted into the DNA of the cell nucleus (i.e., our main genome) and to form NUMTs, i.e. dysfunctional sequences, nuclear pseudogenes of the mtDNA. Hundreds of NUMTs have