Both phencyclidine (PCP) and methamphetamine (MAP) can cause schizophrenia-like symptoms. To identify the molecules relating to the drug-induced psychotic state, we used serial analysis of gene expression in rodent cerebral cortices isolated 1 h after intraperitoneal injection of saline, PCP (10 mg/kg), or MAP (4 mg/kg). We analyzed a total of 150,000 tags and found significantly up- or down-regulated genes. The number of MAP-, PCP-, and MAP and PCP-reactive tags were 229, 215, and 41, respectively.
- Cerebral cortex
- Schizophrenia: serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE)