Biochemical RBC abnormalities in drug-free and lithium-treated manic patients

R. S. Jope, L. C. Tolbert, S. M. Wright, W. Walter-Ryan

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RBCs from two lithium-free manic patients displayed lower choline transport and higher choline concentrations and methionine S-adenosyltransferase activity than those of controls. Lithium therapy decreased RBC methionine S-adenosyltransferase activity to normal, decreased choline transport further, and increased choline concentrations further.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-358
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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