publication . Article . 2018

Cytokines in the physiopathology of depression

María Belén Paredes; María Eugenia Sulen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Feb 2018 Journal: Bionatura (issn: 1390-9347, eissn: 1390-9355, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad Católica de Oriente
This paper presents a bibliographical review on the relevance of the possible role of cytokines in depression. There is a consideration of the existing approaches to detection and diagnosis of depression; they are classified according to different criteria such as design methodologies and applications. Although the etiology of depression is still an issue, the focus of this paper is to highlight the various studies regarding the interactions of the immune system and brain activity linked to depression. These interactions are particularly important when trying to find a correlation between proinflammatory cytokines (such as IL-1, IL-6, and TNF-α) and depression. ...
free text keywords: depression, cytokines, inflammation, TNF-α, IL-1, IL-6, Technology, T, Biotechnology, TP248.13-248.65, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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