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Researcher Profile - György Szekeres

RESEARCHER INFORMATION
First Name:György
Last Name:Szekeres
Title:Dr.
Advanced Degrees:PhD
Affiliation:Hungarian Psychiatric Association
Department:Department of Psychiatry
Street Address 1:6 Semmelweis st
City:Szeged
Zip/Postal Code:6725
Country/Territory:Hungary
Phone:+36 62 545365
Fax:+36 62 545973
Email Address:szekeres@nepsy.szote.u-szeged.hu
Disclosure:
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Member reports no financial or other potential conflicts of interest. [Last Modified: 10 October 2006]
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Clinical Interests:
Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder
Research Focus:
Clinical trials, Brain imaging, Genetics
Work Sector(s):
University
Top Papers
Szekeres G, Kéri S, Juhász A, Rimanóczy Á, Janka Z: The C270T polymorphism of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene is associated with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res 2003; 1879:1– 4. IF: 4.072
Szekeres G, Kéri S, Juhász A, Rimanóczy Á, Szendi I, Cimmer C, Janka Z: The role of dopamine D3 receptor (DRD3) and dopamine transporter (DAT) polymorphism in cognitive dysfunctions and therapeutic response to atypical antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia. Am J Med Genet 2004; 124B: 1-5. IF: 2.00
Zvara A, Szekeres G, Janka Z, Kelemen JZ, Cimmer C, Santha M, Puskas LG: Over-expression of dopamine D(2) receptor and inwardly rectifying potassium channel genes in drug-naive schizophrenic peripheral blood lymphocytes as potential diagnostic markers. Dis Markers 2005; 21:61-9. IF: 2.619
Szendi I, Kiss M, Racsmany M, Boda K, Cimmer C, Voros E, Kovacs ZA, Szekeres G, Galsi G, Pleh C, Csernay L, Janka Z: Correlations between clinical symptoms, working memory functions and structural brain abnormalities in men with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Res 2006; 147:47-55. Epub 2006 Mar 20. IF: 2.656
Cimmer C, Szendi I, Csifcsak G, Szekeres G, Ambrus Kovacs Z, Somogyi I, Benedek G, Janka Z, Keri S: Abnormal neurological signs, visual contrast sensitivity, and the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2006; 30:1225-30. Epub 2006 Apr 27. IF: 2.769
What are the top three papers (not yours) you have read recently?
Minassian A, Feifel D, Perry W: The relationship between sensorimotor gating and clinical improvement in acutely ill schizophrenia patients. Schizophr Res. 2006 Sep 25; [Epub ahead of print]
McNamara RK, Carlson SE: Role of omega-3 fatty acids in brain development and function: Potential implications for the pathogenesis and prevention of psychopathology. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2006;75:329-49.

Bertolino A, Caforio G, Petruzzella V, Latorre V, Rubino V, Dimalta S, Torraco A, Blasi G, Quartesan R, Mattay VS, Callicott JH, Weinberger DR, Scarabino T: Prefrontal dysfunction in schizophrenia controlling for COMT Val(158)Met genotype and working memory performance. Psychiatry Res. 2006 Oct 30;147(2-3):221-226. Epub 2006 Sep 6.
If resources were not limited, what research projects would you pursue?
Investigation of the role of COMT Val(158)Met genotype on human cognition
What is your leading hypothesis?
Neurodevelopmental hypothesis and membrane phospholipid theory



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