4th Symposium on the Neurovirology and Neuroimmunology of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder


Symposium on the Neurovirology and Neuroimmunology of Schizophrenia and Bipolar



I:  Presentations From The Stanley Foundation

Abstract Presenter
Detection of Retroviral RNA in the

CSF of Individuals with Schizophrenia



In Vitro Analysis of Cerebral

Spinal Fluids From Cases of First Break Psychoses



Determination of Reverse

Transcriptase (RT) Activity in Clinical and Post-Mortem Samples From

Individuals With Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Frances Yee
Protein Alterations in the

Postmortem Frontal Lobes of Individuals with Severe Psychiatric Disorders



Simultaneous Analysis of Expression

Levels of Many Genes in Post-Mortem Brain Tissue From Individuals With

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disease

Kia Faridi
Quinolinic Acid and Psychiatric


Linda Bobo
Update on the Stanley Foundation

Schizophrenia Treatment Network

Michael B.


The Stanley Foundation Brain Bank:

A Progress Report

Maree J.


Membrane Fatty Acid Metabolism and


Wayne S.


Session II: Virology

of Brain Disorders

Studies on MS-Related Sequences

Identified by Amplicon-Based RDA From Affected Members of Monozygotic Twin

Paris Discordant for Schizophrenia

Shiva M. Singh
Oligoclonal Expansion of T Cells in

the Brain of Children with AIDS

Emilia L. Oleszak
Isolation of Non-Host Nucleic Acids

from Viliuisk Encephalomyelitis

Irina Alexeeva
Comparative Immunovirological

Investigations of HHV-6, HHV-7, and HHV-8 in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Other

Neurological Disorders (OND), and Healthy Donors

Gregory V. Williams
Selective Targeting of Habenular,

Thalemic Midline and Monaminergic Neurons by Neurotropic Influenza A Virus

Krister Kristensson
Reversible Encephalopathy Following

Exposure to Estuarine Waters Containing Pfeisteria-Like Organisms

Christopher Bever
Prenatal Human Influenza Viral

Infection in Mice Decreases the Expression of Reelen in the Neonatal Cortex

and Hippocampus

S. H. Fatemi
Neural Biopsies From Patients With

Schizophrenia: Testing the Neurodevelopmental Hypothesis In Vitro

John McGrath
Regulation of Herpes Simplex Virus

Latency in Neurons In Culture

Lewis I. Pizer
Molecular Analysis of Schizophrenia

and Bipolar Disorder by cDNA Expression Assay

Alex Chenchik

Session III: Poster


Plasma Levels of Leptin During

Treatment With Antipsychotic Drugs

Thomas Pollmåcher
Plasma Levels of Cytokines and

Soluble Cytokine Receptors In The Course of Treatment with Antidepressants

Dunja Hinze-Selch
Replication of Loci of the Human

pMCH Genes: Antisense Expression and Potential for Homologous Recombination

Christine Miller
The Immunological Alterations in

Major Depression Are Not Caused by Antidepressant Medication

Marion Peters
Duration of Untreated Psychosis is

Associated With A Poor Treatment Response in Schizophrenia

Silke Bachmann
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Correlates of Duration of Untreated Psychosis in Schizophrenia

Silke Bachmann
Vb 1+

T Cells Are Clonally Expanded in the Spinal Cord of TMEV-Infected


Emilia L. Oleszak
Angiocentric CD3+ T Cell

Infiltrates in HIV-1-Associated CNS Disease in Children

Emilia L. Oleszak
Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes In

Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme Contain Oligoclonal Populations of T


Chris D. Platsoucas
Indication for Gangiclovir Therapy

in a Schizophrenic Patient

W. John Martin
Ionic Effects of Human

Metallothionein-III on Rat Hippocampus CA1 Region Pyramidal Neuron

Daquing Wu
Testing for Proteins with

Polyglutamine Expansions in the Stanley Foundation Brain Collection

Alan H. Sharp
Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD)

Autoantibody Positivity in Schizophrenia

Eileen Kemether
Reduced Prevalence of Psychoses in

Genetic Isolate?

Joseph W. Eaton
Qigong, A Potential Alternative

Medicine for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Guoqiang Xing
Discovering the Genes Affected by

Schizophrenia Using DNA Micro-Array

Yang Qiu
Abnormal Expression of Neural Cell

Adhesion Molecule in Schizophrenia

Marquis P. Vawter
AINE-R.CE (A Homo Sapiens Specific

Retroposon) Is Homologous to cDNA from Post-Mortem Brain in Schizophrenia

and to Two Loci in the Xq21.3/Yp Block Linked to Handedness and Psychosis

Heui-Soo Kim

Session IV: 

Perinatal Factors and Psychiatric Diseases


What We Can Learn From the Prospective Perinatal Cohort (CPP) Study

Introduction E. Fuller Torrey
Infection, Inflammation, Cytokines

and Cerebral Palsy

Karin Nelson
Viruses, Fetal Hypoxia and

Subsequent Schizophrenia: A Direct Test of Infectious Agents Using Prenatal


Stephen L. Buka
Prospective Studies of

Neurodevelopmental Influences in Schizophrenia

Tyrone D. Cannon
A New Approach to Design and Data

Analysis for CPP-Based Studies That Make Use of Sera, and Experience With

Recent Laboratory Analysis of CCP Sera

Matthew P. Longnecker


B. Perinatal Factors and Psychiatric Diseases

Deep White Matter Abnormalities on

MRI Are Linked to Winter Births in Bipolar Patients

Peter Brian Moore
Season of Birth and Schizophrenia:

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Data From the Southern Hemisphere

John McGrath
Fetal Mild Ventriculomegaly

Detected In Utero by Ultrasound: A Risk Factor for Schizophrenia?

John Gilmore

Plenary Speaker

Virus-Immune Interactions In The

Pathogenesis of Theiler’s Virus Demyelinating Disease

Raymond P. Roos

Session V: Immunology

of Brain Diseases

Immunomodulatory Effects of

Psychotropic Drugs

Dunja Hinze-Selch
Effects of Granulocyte

Colony-Stimulating Factor on Sleep in Humans

Andreas Schuld
Interferon Gamma in

Schizophrenia–An Overview

Matthias Rothermundt
Immune Alterations in Postpartum

Depression and Maternity Blues

Michael Maes
Altered Alterations of B Cell

Activation in CSF of Schizophrenic Patients

Markus J. Schwartz
Viral and Immune Hypotheses In

Schizophrenia: An Epigenetic Perspective

Art Petronis
What Does Disease Discordance Mean

in Monozygotic Twins

Cassandra Smith

Session VI: Symposium

on Borna Infections

Developmental Brain Injury

Associated With Abnormal Social Behaviors in Neonatally BDV-Infected Rats: A

Model for Autism

Kathryn M. Carbone
Does Borna Disease Virus Cause

Neuropsychiatric Disorder

Karl Bechter
Borna Disease Virus and the Brain Juan Carlos de la Torre


Prevalence of Borna Disease Virus

(BDV) RNA In The Peripheral Leukocytes of French Subjects: Preliminary


Marie-Edith Lafon
Failure to Detect Borna Disease

Virus p24 and p40 mRNA in 60 Autopsy Brain Samples of the Stanley Foundation

Brain Collection

Kazuhiko Ikeda

Immunoassay for Measurement of Anti-Borna Disease

K. Yamaguchi
High Sensitivity Detection of

Neurotropic Viruses in Postmortem Brain Tissue by In Situ  PCR

and In Situ RT-PCR

Regina W. Einsiedel
Cerebrospinal Fluid Filtration As

Experimental Treatment In A Case of Borna Disease Virus-Encephalitis-Related


Karl Bechter

Session VII: 

Issues In Psychiatric Diseases

Update on the Epidemiology of

Psychiatric Diseases-Should You Put Out the Cat at Night

E. Fuller Torrey
Differential Display Identifies

Novel Targets for the Actions of Mood Stabilizing Agents Lithium (LI) and

Valproate (VPA)

Husseini K. Manji and Guang Chen


Speaker/Summary and Conclusions

Retroviral Elements Associated With

Superantigens and Neurotoxins: Learnings From Our Research in Multiple

Sclerosis and Possible Avenue of Research in Neurological Diseases

Herve Perron
Summary and Conclusions Robert H. Yolken