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Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2008 Mar;18(3):230-3. Epub 2007 Aug 3.

A detailed examination of cytokine abnormalities in Major Depressive Disorder.

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Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA. NSIMON@Partners.org

Abstract

Recent technological advances offer an opportunity to further elucidate the complex cytokine network in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Twenty cytokines were simultaneously assessed in 49 individuals with MDD and 49 age and gender matched controls. Multiple pro-inflammatory and two anti-inflammatory cytokines were significantly elevated in the MDD sample, including an antidepressant naïve subset. These data support a generalized chronic inflammatory state in MDD, and implicate additional cytokines and chemokines previously linked to cardiovascular disease.

PMID:
17681762
PMCID:
PMC2267745
DOI:
10.1016/j.euroneuro.2007.06.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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