What is the role of the RELN gene in schizophrenia?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

The RELN gene codes for the protein reelin, which plays a role in brain development and GABAergic activity. In an international study, a common variant in this gene increased the risk of schizophrenia, but only in women. [20]


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!