Emerging tendency towards autoimmune process in major depressive patients: a novel insight from Th17 cells.

@article{Chen2011EmergingTT,
  title={Emerging tendency towards autoimmune process in major depressive patients: a novel insight from Th17 cells.},
  author={Yili Chen and Tang Jiang and Peisong Chen and Juan Ouyang and Guiyun Xu and Zhijie Zeng and Yirong Sun},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2011},
  volume={188 2},
  pages={224-30}
}
Evidence indicates that there is an emerging tendency towards autoimmunity occuring in major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of our study is to investigate the mechanism of autoimmune process in MDD from a novel insight of Th17 cells, which have been identified as the significant activators of autoimmunity. We included 40 patients with MDD and 30 healthy control subjects. An indirect immunofluorescence test was used for the detection of serum antinuclear antibodies (ANA), and revealed that… CONTINUE READING