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Behavioral effects of low, sub-pyrogenic doses of IL-lbeta were investigated in rats. It was shown that increasing of anxiety level started to occur as of the 5th day of the administration course. The data obtained suggest importance of pro-inflammatory cytokines in pathogenesis of psycho-emotional disorders.
Using crude cell extracts from rapidly growing animal and human tumors, we found that (a) the addition of homologous transfer RNA (tRNA) to these extracts stimulated polypeptide synthesis two-to threefold, while addition of heterologous tRNA did not have a similar effect; (b) addition of homologous as well as heterologous ribosomal RNA was also stimulatory;… (More)
The effects of interleukin-1beta at low, subpyrogenic doses on behavior were studied in rats. Signs of increased anxiety were evident by day 5 of treatment courses. These results provide evidence supporting the role of proinflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of emotional disorders.