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We have used a novel technique to assess the transport of cations across the erythrocyte membrane in vivo in unmedicated patients suffering an acute manic illness. The results show that erythrocyte cation transport via the sodium-pump enzyme Na + ,K + -ATPase is increased in manic patients compared with healthy controls.

Type

Journal article

Journal

British Journal of Psychiatry

Publication Date

01/01/1989

Volume

155

Pages

501 - 504