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Lower degree of esterification of serum cholesterol in depression: relevance for depression and suicide research
Previous studies have suggested that depression and suicide are related to alterations in total cholesterol serum concentrations, and that an altered distribution of haptoglobin (Hp) phenotypes inExpand
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Seasonal variation in peripheral blood leukocyte subsets and in serum interleukin-6, and soluble interleukin-2 and-6 receptor concentrations in normal volunteers
This study has been carried out in order to investigate seasonal variation in peripheral blood immune cells, such as leukocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, lymphocytes, CD3+ T, CD4+ T, CD8+ t, CD25+ T,Expand
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Seasonal variation in plasma L-tryptophan availability in healthy volunteers. Relationships to violent suicide occurrence.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the seasonal variation in levels of plasma L-tryptophan and competing amino acids (CAAs) in healthy humans in relation to climatic variables, total serum protein levels, andExpand
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Components of biological variation in serum soluble transferrin receptor: relationships to serum iron, transferrin and ferritin concentrations, and immune and haematological variables.
We investigated the components of biological variation in serum soluble transferrin receptor (TfR) in relation to serum iron, transferrin (Tf), ferritin, soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R),Expand
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Clinical subtypes of unipolar depression: Part I. A validation of the vital and nonvital clusters
Cluster analyses were carried out on a sample of 100 depressed females. The study was based on the 14 items relevant to depressive phenomenology of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-RExpand
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Effects of serotonin precursors on the negative feedback effects of glucocorticoids on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in depression
In order to investigate the relationships between brain serotonergic turnover and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function in unipolar depression, the authors measured intactExpand
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Components of biological variation in plasma haptoglobin: relationships to plasma fibrinogen and immune variables, including interleukin-6 and its receptor.
We investigated the components of biological variation, including seasonality, in plasma haptoglobin (Hp) levels and the relationships between plasma Hp and interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble IL-6Expand
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A further investigation of basal HPT axis function in unipolar depression: Effects of diagnosis, hospitalization, and dexamethasone administration
Hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis function was assessed in depressed subjects 1 and 8 days after hospital admission, and after the administration of 1 mg of dexamethasone. Plasma levels ofExpand
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Components of biological variation in prolyl endopeptidase and dipeptidyl-peptidase IV activity in plasma of healthy subjects.
We investigated the components of biological variation in plasma prolyl endopeptidase (PEP; EC and dipeptidyl-peptidase IV (DPP IV; EC 3.4..14.5) activity in healthy individuals. We tookExpand
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HPA-Axis hormones and prolactin responses to dextro-fenfluramine in depressed patients and healthy controls
1. Like other authors we have established disturbances in central serotonergic neurotransmission in severely depressed patients by implementing hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA)-axis hormones andExpand
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