Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a severe brain disorder, characterized by psychotic, negative, and cognitive symptoms, affecting 1% of the population worldwide. The precise etiology of SCZ is still unknown; however, SCZ has a high heritability, and is associated with genetic, environmental, and social risk factors. Even though the genetic contribution is indisputable, the discrepancies between transcriptomics and proteomics in brain tissues are consistently challenging the field to decipher the disease pathology. Here we provide an overview of the state of the art of neuronal two-dimensional and three-dimensional model systems that can be combined with proteomics analyses to decipher specific brain pathology and detection of alternative entry points for drug development.
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This work was supported by awards from: Innovation Fund Denmark (BrainStem: 4108‐00008B & NeuroStem) (K.K.F.) and Lundbeckfonden (Developnoid: R336‐2020‐1113) (M.R.L.). All figures were designed using Biorender.
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