Differential pattern of cytokine production by depressed medical students; evidence for involvement of cytokine network in pathology of depression.

@article{Momeni2014DifferentialPO,
  title={Differential pattern of cytokine production by depressed medical students; evidence for involvement of cytokine network in pathology of depression.},
  author={Mohammad Ali Momeni and Khodayar Ghorban and Maryam Dadmanesh and Batool Hajebrahimi and Hassan Khodadadi and Gholamhossein Hassanshahi and Mohammad Kazemi Arababadi},
  journal={Clinical laboratory},
  year={2014},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={435-40}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies revealed that the immune responses of depressed patients can be affected by alteration of immune system factors; however, the immune genes mainly influenced are yet to be fully understood. Therefore, the main aim of present study was to identify serum levels of drastic inflammatory cytokines including IL-17A, IL-12, and IL-6 as well as anti-inflammatory cytokines, IL-10 and TGF-beta, amongst Iranian depressed medical students. METHODS Peripheral blood specimens… CONTINUE READING