Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and glial integrity: S100B, cytokines and kynurenine metabolism - effects of medication

@inproceedings{Oades2009AttentiondeficitHD,
  title={Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and glial integrity: S100B, cytokines and kynurenine metabolism - effects of medication},
  author={Robert D. Oades and Maria R Dauvermann and Benno Graf Schimmelmann and Markus J. Schwarz and A. Miss May Thu Zar Myint},
  booktitle={Behavioral and Brain Functions},
  year={2009}
}
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) show a marked temporal variability in their display of symptoms and neuropsychological performance. This could be explained in terms of an impaired glial supply of energy to support neuronal activity. We pursued one test of the idea with measures of a neurotrophin reflecting glial integrity (S100B) and the influences of 8 cytokines on the metabolism of amino-acids, and of tryptophan/kynurenine to neuroprotective or potentially toxic… CONTINUE READING

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