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The inflammation and fibrosis induced by silica dust are considered to be substantial responses in silicosis progression. Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) plays an important role in silica-induced lung inflammation, but the mechanisms that underlie the influence of IL-1β on the progression of silicosis remain unclear. In this study, the role of IL-1β in(More)
The probability of suffering the mood disorder depression is up to 30% in women and 15% in men during their life span. Pharmacological options for depression are limited: conventional antidepressants have low efficacy and a delayed onset of action (several weeks). Here we investigate the antidepressant actions of inhibitors of monoacylglycerol lipase(More)
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