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Inflammation-Associated Depression: Evidence, Mechanisms and Implications

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    Chapter 2 Evidence for Inflammation-Associated Depression
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    Chapter 5 Suicidality and Activation of the Kynurenine Pathway of Tryptophan Metabolism.
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    Chapter 6 Role of the Kynurenine Metabolism Pathway in Inflammation-Induced Depression: Preclinical Approaches.
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    Chapter 7 Depression in Autoimmune Diseases.
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    Chapter 12 Role of Kynurenine Metabolism Pathway Activation in Major Depressive Disorders.
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    Chapter 13 The Role of Dopamine in Inflammation-Associated Depression: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications
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    Chapter 14 Role of Inflammation in the Development of Neuropsychiatric Symptom Domains: Evidence and Mechanisms.
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    Chapter 19 Are Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Clinically Suitable for the Treatment of Symptoms in Depression-Associated Inflammation?
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    Chapter 23 Mechanisms of Inflammation-Associated Depression: Immune Influences on Tryptophan and Phenylalanine Metabolisms.
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    Chapter 25 Stress-Induced Microglia Activation and Monocyte Trafficking to the Brain Underlie the Development of Anxiety and Depression.
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    Chapter 26 The Promise and Limitations of Anti-Inflammatory Agents for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
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    Chapter 28 Inflammation-Associated Co-morbidity Between Depression and Cardiovascular Disease
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    Chapter 30 Brain Structures Implicated in Inflammation-Associated Depression
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    Chapter 31 Does Diet Matter? The Use of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) and Other Dietary Supplements in Inflammation-Associated Depression.
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    Chapter 37 Immune-to-Brain Communication Pathways in Inflammation-Associated Sickness and Depression
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    Chapter 40 Inflammation Effects on Brain Glutamate in Depression: Mechanistic Considerations and Treatment Implications.
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    Chapter 43 Role of Neuro-Immunological Factors in the Pathophysiology of Mood Disorders: Implications for Novel Therapeutics for Treatment Resistant Depression.
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Chapter title
Role of the Kynurenine Metabolism Pathway in Inflammation-Induced Depression: Preclinical Approaches.
Chapter number 6
Book title
Inflammation-Associated Depression: Evidence, Mechanisms and Implications
Published in
Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, May 2016
DOI 10.1007/7854_2016_6
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Book ISBNs
978-3-31-951151-1, 978-3-31-951152-8
Authors

Robert Dantzer, Dantzer, Robert

Editors

Robert Dantzer, Lucile Capuron

Abstract

Physically ill patients with chronic inflammation often present with symptoms of depression. Our understanding of the pathophysiology of inflammation-associated depression has benefited from preclinical studies on the mechanisms of sickness and clinical studies on the symptoms of sickness and depression that develop in patients treated with immunotherapy. Sickness behavior develops when the immune system is activated by pathogen- or damage-associated molecular patterns. It is a normal biological response to infection and cell injury. It helps the organism to mobilize its immune and metabolic defenses to fight the danger. Depression emerges on the background of sickness when the inflammatory response is too intense and long lasting or the resolution process is deficient. The transition from sickness to depression is mediated by activation of the kynurenine metabolism pathway that leads to the formation of neurotoxic kynurenine metabolites including quinolinic acid, an agonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors. The neuroimmune processes and molecular factors that have been identified in the studies of inflammation-associated depression represent potential new targets for the development of innovative therapies for the treatment of major depressive disorders.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 140 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Unknown 138 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 21%
Student > Master 24 17%
Researcher 21 15%
Student > Bachelor 12 9%
Other 6 4%
Other 17 12%
Unknown 31 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 17 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 11%
Psychology 14 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 6%
Other 31 22%
Unknown 38 27%