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Proteomic and metabolomic characterization of amygdala in chronic social defeat stress rats.

Behav Brain Res 2021 Jun 7:113407. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, China; NHC Key Laboratory of Diagnosis and Treatment on Brain Functional Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, China. Electronic address:

Background: Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide. There is increasing evidence showing that depression is associated with the pathophysiology in amygdala; however, the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood.

Method: We established a rat model of chronic social defeat stress (CSDS) and conducted a series of behavior tests to observe behavioral changes. Read More

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Bixin attenuates mechanical allodynia, anxious and depressive-like behaviors associated with experimental diabetes counteracting oxidative stress and glycated hemoglobin.

Brain Res 2021 Jun 6:147557. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Laboratory of Pharmacology of Pain, Department of Pharmacology, Federal University of Paraná, 81531-170 Curitiba, PR, Brazil. Electronic address:

Neuropathic pain, depression, and anxiety are common comorbidities in diabetic patients, whose pathophysiology involves hyperglycemia-induced increased oxidative stress. Bixin (BIX), an apocarotenoid extracted from the seeds of Bixa orellana, has been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes and has been recognized by its antioxidant profile. We aimed to investigate the effect of the BIX over the mechanical allodynia, depressive, and anxious-like behaviors associated with experimental diabetes, along with its involved mechanisms. Read More

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Interaction between extracellular ATP5A1 and LPS alleviates LPS-induced neuroinflammation in mice.

Neurosci Lett 2021 Jun 4:136005. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Translational Neuroscience, Jing'an District Centre Hospital of shanghai, State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology and MOE Frontier Center for Brain Science, Institutes of Brain Science, Fudan University, 138 Yi-Xue-Yuan Road, Shanghai 200032, China. Electronic address:

Neuroinflammation is one of the main causes of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The presence of Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in senile plaques (SP) of AD suggests that it plays a role in AD pathogenesis. ATP5A1 (F1F0-ATP synthase F1 α subunit) is abundant in SP. Read More

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A low-dose combination of ketamine and guanosine counteracts corticosterone-induced depressive-like behavior and hippocampal synaptic impairments via mTORC1 signaling.

Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2021 Jun 2;111:110371. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Neuroscience Postgraduate Program, Center of Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, 88040-900, SC, Brazil; Department of Biochemistry, Center of Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, 88040-900, SC, Brazil. Electronic address:

Ketamine exhibits rapid and sustained antidepressant responses, but its repeated use may cause adverse effects. Augmentation strategies have been postulated to be useful for the management/reduction of ketamine's dose and its adverse effects. Based on the studies that have suggested that ketamine and guanosine may share overlapping mechanisms of action, the present study investigated the antidepressant-like effect of subthreshold doses of ketamine and guanosine in mice subjected to repeated administration of corticosterone (CORT) and the role of mTORC1 signaling for this effect. Read More

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Melatonin salvages lead-induced neuro-cognitive shutdown, anxiety, and depressive-like symptoms via oxido-inflammatory and cholinergic mechanisms.

Brain Behav 2021 Jun 4:e2227. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Introduction: Lead is the most used nonphysiological neurotoxic heavy metal in the world that has been indicated to interfere with the cognitive and noncognitive processes via numerous mechanisms. The neuroprotective effect of melatonin is well known, but the effect of its interaction with lead in the brain remains inconclusive.

Objective: To assess the therapeutic role of melatonin on cognitive deficit, anxiety and depressive-like symptoms in matured male Wistar rats exposed to a subchronic lead chloride (PbCl ). Read More

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Minocycline inhibits sleep deprivation-induced aberrant microglial activation and Keap1-Nrf2 expression in mouse hippocampus.

Brain Res Bull 2021 Jun 2;174:41-52. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

School of Life Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, 510631, PR China; South China Normal University-Panyu Central Hospital Joint Laboratory of Translational Medical Research, Panyu Central Hospital, Guangzhou, 511400, PR China. Electronic address:

Sleep deprivation (SD) is a hallmark of modern society and associated with many neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression and anxiety. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying SD-associated depression and anxiety remain elusive. Does the neuroinflammation play a role in mediating the effects of SD? In this study, we investigated SD-induced cellular and molecular alterations in the hippocampus and asked whether treatment with an anti-inflammatory drug, minocycline, could attenuate these alterations. Read More

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Chronic Sulfasalazine Treatment in Mice Induces System x - Independent Adverse Effects.

Front Pharmacol 2021 18;12:625699. Epub 2021 May 18.

Laboratory of Neuro-Aging & Viro-Immunotherapy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

Despite ample evidence for the therapeutic potential of inhibition of the cystine/glutamate antiporter system x in neurological disorders and in cancer, none of the proposed inhibitors is selective. In this context, a lot of research has been performed using the EMA- and FDA-approved drug sulfasalazine (SAS). Even though this molecule is already on the market for decades as an anti-inflammatory drug, serious side effects due to its use have been reported. Read More

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Effects of high-fat diet on the formation of depressive-like behavior in mice.

Food Funct 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

College of Pharmaceutical Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China.

Depression is an important global health issue that is associated with serious physical and mental health consequences. The field of nutritional psychiatry has generated observational and efficacy data supporting a role for healthy dietary patterns in depression. Here, we aim to evaluate the effects of high-fat diet (HFD) consumption on depressive-like behaviors. Read More

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mRNA Expression of Encoding Acid Sphingomyelinase Decreases upon Antidepressant Treatment.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 27;22(11). Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Schwabachanlage 6, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany.

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a severe psychiatric condition with key symptoms of low mood and lack of motivation, joy, and pleasure. Recently, the acid sphingomyelinase (ASM)/ceramide system has been implicated in the pathogenesis of MDD. ASM is a lysosomal glycoprotein that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sphingomyelin, an abundant component of membranes, into the bioactive sphingolipid ceramide, which impacts signaling pathways. Read More

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Sublingual AKBA Exerts Antidepressant Effects in the Aβ-Treated Mouse Model.

Biomolecules 2021 May 3;11(5). Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, 71122 Foggia, Italy.

The 3-O-acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA) is the most active compound of proposed for treating neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), characterized in its early phase by alteration in mood. Accordingly, we have previously demonstrated that an intracerebroventricular injection of soluble amyloid beta (Aβ) peptide evokes a depressive-like phenotype in rats. We tested the protective effects of AKBA in the mouse model of an Aβ-induced depressive-like phenotype. Read More

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Role of Adiponectin-Notch pathway in cognitive dysfunction associated with depression and in the therapeutic effect of physical exercise.

Aging Cell 2021 May 30:e13387. Epub 2021 May 30.

Institute for Metabolic & Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Binzhou Medical University Hospital, Shandong, China.

A substantial percentage of late-life depression patients also have an cognitive impairment, which severely affects the life quality, while the co-occurring mechanisms are still unclear. Physical exercise can ameliorate both depressive behaviors and cognitive dysfunction, but the molecular mechanisms underlying its beneficial effects remain elusive. In this study, we uncover a novel adipose tissue to hippocampus crosstalk mediated by Adiponectin-Notch pathway, with an impact on hippocampal neurogenesis and cognitive function. Read More

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Fluoxetine exerts subregion/layer specific effects on parvalbumin/GAD67 protein expression in the dorsal hippocampus of male rats showing social isolation-induced depressive-like behaviour.

Brain Res Bull 2021 Aug 26;173:174-183. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Molecular Biology and Endocrinology, "VINČA" Institute of Nuclear Sciences - National Institute of Thе Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. Electronic address:

The molecular background of depression is intensively studied in terms of alterations of inhibitory circuits, mediated by gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) signalization. We investigated the effects of chronic social isolation (CSIS) and chronic fluoxetine (Flx) treatment (15 mg/kg/day) (3 weeks), on Parvalbumin (PV) and GAD67 expression in a layer-specific manner in rat dorsal hippocampal subregions. CSIS-induced depressive- and anxiety-like behaviours were confirmed with decrease in sucrose preference and increase in marble burying during behavioural testing, while Flx antagonized these effects. Read More

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S-equol, a metabolite of dietary soy isoflavones, alleviates lipopolysaccharide-induced depressive-like behavior in mice by inhibiting neuroinflammation and enhancing synaptic plasticity.

Food Funct 2021 May 26. Epub 2021 May 26.

Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing 100193, China. and College of Food Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China.

Systemic injection with lipopolysaccharide can lead to depressive-like behavior in experimental animals by inducing neuroinflammation and is considered to be a classic model of depression. S-equol is a major metabolite of dietary soy isoflavones with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and it has many beneficial effects on human health, including alleviation of menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, cancer, obesity, chronic kidney disease, and cognitive dysfunction. A recent study reported that S-equol inhibited lipopolysaccharide-stimulated neuroinflammation in astrocytes. Read More

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Amygdala dynorphin/κ opioid receptor system modulates depressive-like behavior in mice following chronic social defeat stress.

Acta Pharmacol Sin 2021 May 25. Epub 2021 May 25.

Key Laboratory of Receptor Research, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201203, China.

Major depression disorder is a severe and recurrent neuropsychological disorder characterized by lowered mood and social activity and cognitive impairment. Owing to unclear molecular mechanisms of depression, limited interventions are available in clinic. In this study we investigated the role of dynorphin/κ opioid receptor system in the development of depression. Read More

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Olive oil-rich diet during pregnancy/lactation attenuated the early life stress effects on depressive-like behavior and altered energy metabolism in the dorsal hippocampus in a sex-specific manner.

Nutr Neurosci 2021 May 25:1-18. Epub 2021 May 25.

PPG Ciências Biológicas: Bioquímica/Departamento de Bioquímica, ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Methods: Pregnant Wistar rats received diets enriched in soybean oil (SO) or OO during gestation/lactation. At birth, litters were subdivided into MS or intact groups. After weaning, the pups received standard chow until adulthood, when they were subjected to behavioral tasks. Read More

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Electroacupuncture Attenuates Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Negative Behavior: The Involvement of the Dopamine System in the Amygdala.

Front Neurosci 2021 7;15:657507. Epub 2021 May 7.

Acupuncture Anesthesia Clinical Research Institute, Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is an important clinical problem accompanying negative mood symptoms. Neuroinflammation in the amygdala is critically involved in NeuP, and the dopamine (DA) system acts as an important endogenous anti-inflammatory pathway. Electroacupuncture (EA) can improve the clinical outcomes in NeuP, but the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Read More

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Transcriptomics identifies STAT3 as a key regulator of hippocampal gene expression and anhedonia during withdrawal from chronic alcohol exposure.

Transl Psychiatry 2021 May 20;11(1):298. Epub 2021 May 20.

Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA.

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is highly comorbid with depression. Withdrawal from chronic alcohol drinking results in depression and understanding brain molecular mechanisms that drive withdrawal-related depression is important for finding new drug targets to treat these comorbid conditions. Here, we performed RNA sequencing of the rat hippocampus during withdrawal from chronic alcohol drinking to discover key signaling pathways involved in alcohol withdrawal-related depressive-like behavior. Read More

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Vinpocetine prevents haloperidol-induced cognitive and working memory deficits through attenuation of oxidative and nitrosative stress in mice.

Niger J Physiol Sci 2020 Dec 31;35(2):203-208. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

Vinpocetine has been shown to protect against degenerative senile cerebral dysfunction via enhancement of cerebral blood flow, cognition and neuroprotective action. This study sought to investigate the protective effect of vinpocetine against haloperidol-induced catalepsy in mice. Vinpocetine (5, 10 or 20 mg/kg, p. Read More

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Reduced Synaptic Plasticity Contributes to Resistance Against Constant-Stimulus Electroconvulsive Treatment in a Rat Model of Stress-Induced Depression.

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2021 11;17:1433-1442. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Anesthesiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: Depression is a common mood disorder in humans worldwide. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) remains the most effective treatment for patients with drug-resistant or severe depression; however, during ECT, electrical resistance can occur, antagonizing ECT efficacy. We aimed to investigate how depressed patients develop resistance to electric shocks during ECT. Read More

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Chronic Piromelatine Treatment Alleviates Anxiety, Depressive Responses and Abnormal Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Activity in Prenatally Stressed Male and Female Rats.

Cell Mol Neurobiol 2021 May 18. Epub 2021 May 18.

Institute of Neurobiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St., Bl. 23, 1113, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The prenatal stress (PNS) model in rodents can induce different abnormal responses that replicate the pathophysiology of depression. We applied this model to evaluate the efficacy of piromelatine (Pir), a novel melatonin analog developed for the treatment of insomnia, in male and female offspring. Adult PNS rats from both sexes showed comparable disturbance associated with high levels of anxiety and depressive responses. Read More

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A novel murine model to study the impact of maternal depression and antidepressant treatment on biobehavioral functions in the offspring.

Mol Psychiatry 2021 May 17. Epub 2021 May 17.

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich-Vetsuisse, Zurich, Switzerland.

Antenatal psychopathology negatively affects obstetric outcomes and exerts long-term consequences on the offspring's wellbeing and mental health. However, the precise mechanisms underlying these associations remain largely unknown. Here, we present a novel model system in mice that allows for experimental investigations into the effects of antenatal depression-like psychopathology and for evaluating the influence of maternal pharmacological treatments on long-term outcomes in the offspring. Read More

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Macro- and Microscale Stress-Associated Alterations in Brain Structure: Translational Link With Depression.

Biol Psychiatry 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut.

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a stress-related disorder associated with many cytoarchitectural and neurochemical changes. However, the majority of these changes cannot be reliably detected in the living brain. The examination of animal stress models and postmortem human brain tissue has significantly contributed to our understanding of the pathophysiology of MDD. Read More

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Specific sub-regions along the longitudinal axis of the hippocampus mediate antidepressant-like behavioral effects.

Neurobiol Stress 2021 May 22;14:100331. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Current antidepressants are suboptimal due incomplete understanding of the neurobiology underlying their behavioral effects. However, imaging studies suggest the hippocampus is a key brain region underpinning antidepressant action. There is increasing attention on the functional segregation of the hippocampus into a dorsal region (dHi) predominantly involved in spatial learning and memory, and a ventral region (vHi) which regulates anxiety, a symptom often co-morbid with depression. Read More

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Role of 5-Hydroxytryptamine and Intestinal Flora on Depressive-Like Behavior Induced by Lead Exposure in Rats.

Biomed Res Int 2021 30;2021:5516604. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

School of Public Health, North China University of Science and Technology, Hebei, China.

Objective: To investigate the effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and intestinal flora on depression-like behavior induced by lead exposure in rats.

Methods: 30 healthy SPF adult male SD rats were randomly divided into control group and lead exposure group. The depression-like behavior of rats was detected. Read More

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Chronic Ethanol Exposures Leads to a Negative Affective State in Female Rats That Is Accompanied by a Paradoxical Decrease in Ventral Hippocampus Excitability.

Front Neurosci 2021 30;15:669075. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, United States.

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) differentially impacts men and women and a growing body of evidence points to sex-dependent adaptations in a number of brain regions. In a prior study, we explored the effect of a chronic intermittent ethanol exposure (CIE) model of AUD on neuronal and molecular adaptations in the dorsal and ventral domains of the hippocampus (dHC and vHC, respectively) in male rats. We found the vHC to be particularly sensitive to CIE, showing an increase in neuronal excitability and synaptic proteins associated with augmented excitation. Read More

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Role of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in the antidepressant actions of lactate.

Mol Psychiatry 2021 May 14. Epub 2021 May 14.

Center for Psychiatric Neurosciences, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

In addition to its role as a neuronal energy substrate and signaling molecule involved in synaptic plasticity and memory consolidation, recent evidence shows that lactate produces antidepressant effects in animal models. However, the mechanisms underpinning lactate's antidepressant actions remain largely unknown. In this study, we report that lactate reverses the effects of corticosterone on depressive-like behavior, as well as on the inhibition of both the survival and proliferation of new neurons in the adult hippocampus. Read More

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Gut Microbiota Mediates the Preventive Effects of Dietary Capsaicin Against Depression-Like Behavior Induced by Lipopolysaccharide in Mice.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2021 27;11:627608. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Capsaicin (CAP) is an active ingredient in chili pepper that is frequently consumed. It exerts various pharmacological activities, and also has potential effects on mental illness. However, its mechanism of antidepressant effects is still unclear. Read More

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5-HT Receptors Are Not Involved in the Effects of Fluoxetine in the Corticosterone Model of Depression.

ACS Chem Neurosci 2021 Jun 11;12(11):2036-2044. Epub 2021 May 11.

Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria, IBBTEC (Universidad de Cantabria, CSIC, SODERCAN), Departamento de Fisiología y Farmacología, Universidad de Cantabria, 39011 Santander, Spain.

Clinical and preclinical studies report the implication of 5-hydroxytryptamine 4 receptors (5-HTRs) in depression and anxiety. Here, we tested whether the absence of 5-HT4Rs influences the response to the antidepressant fluoxetine in mice subjected to chronic corticosterone administration, an animal model of depression and anxiety. Therefore, the effects of chronic administration of fluoxetine in corticosterone-treated wild-type (WT) and 5-HTR knockout (KO) mice were evaluated in the open-field and novelty suppressed feeding tests. Read More

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The selective 5-HT receptor biased agonists, F15599 and F13714, show antidepressant-like properties after a single administration in the mouse model of unpredictable chronic mild stress.

Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Pharmacodynamics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland.

Rationale: The prevalence of depression is ever-increasing throughout the population. However, available treatments are ineffective in around one-third of patients and there is a need for more effective and safer drugs.

Objectives: The antidepressant-like and procognitive effects of the "biased agonists" F15599 (also known as NLX-101) which preferentially targets postsynaptic 5-HT receptors and F13714, which targets 5-HT autoreceptors, were investigated in mice. Read More

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NORMALIZING EFFECT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC STIMULATION ON BLOOD QUANTITATIVE INDICES IN DEPRESSED RATS ON THE BACKGROUND OF OXYTOCIN.

Georgian Med News 2021 Mar(312):100-104

3European University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Depression is linked to systemic inflammation. There is an association between blood cell count and/or hematological inflammatory markers with depression symptoms. Oxytocin reduces the activity of brain regions that produce anxiety and might involve in the rehabilitation of depressive-like behavior. Read More

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