Interactome Studies of Psychiatric Disorders

  • Dong Ik ParkEmail author
  • Christoph W. Turck
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1118)


High comorbidity and complexity have precluded reliable diagnostic assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Impaired molecular interactions may be relevant for underlying mechanisms of psychiatric disorders but by and large remain unknown. With the help of a number of publicly available databases and various technological tools, recent research has filled the paucity of information by generating a novel dataset of psychiatric interactomes. Different technological platforms including yeast two-hybrid screen, co-immunoprecipitation-coupled with mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and transcriptomics have been widely used in combination with cellular and molecular techniques to interrogate the psychiatric interactome. Novel molecular interactions have been identified in association with different psychiatric disorders including autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. However, more extensive and sophisticated interactome research needs to be conducted to overcome the current limitations such as incomplete interactome databases and a lack of functional information among components. Ultimately, integrated psychiatric interactome databases will contribute to the implementation of biomarkers and therapeutic intervention.


Interactome Psychiatric disorders Psychiatric interactome Protein-protein interaction Co-immunoprecipitation-coupled mass spectrometry-based proteomics Yeast two-hybrid screen Transcriptomics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience (DANDRITE), Department of BiomedicineAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.Proteomics and Biomarkers, Department of Translational Research in PsychiatryMax Planck Institute of PsychiatryMunichGermany

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