Polyunsaturated fatty acids in depression

  title={Polyunsaturated fatty acids in depression},
  author={Dirk van West and Michael Maes},
  journal={Acta Neuropsychiatrica},
  pages={15 - 21}
Glyphosate-Based Herbicide Toxicophenomics in Marine Diatoms: Impacts on Primary Production and Physiological Fitness
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Investigation of the impact of in-ovo injection of omega-3 fatty acids on hatchability and some physiological and histological parameters of the developing chick embryos and newly hatched chicks found it to cause enhancement in hatchability, body weight, total antioxidant capacity of hepatic and brain tissues and some of the physiological aspects during embryonic development and at hatch.
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Despite the lack of maternal effects on the serum cytokine response, changes in male offspring adrenal transcriptome suggest that maternal treatments can influence lipid metabolism, steroidogenesis and immune response in the offspring.
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Stillbirth risk on fat-1 transgenic foetus of sheep caused by deregulated DNA methylation of imprinted genes
It is suggested that the stillbirth risk factors on sheep foetus with exogenous gene fat-1 should be focused on abnormal development that probably caused by deregulated methylation status of imprinted genes, and the de regulated methylation may be driven by conflicting and overlapped bio-function between exogenous genes and imprinting genes, rather than extrinsic source of gene.
Curcuma longa (Theracumin®): A Bioavailable Form of Curcumin and Its Cognitive Benefits
As human life expectancy increases, there is a corresponding increase in the incidence of chronic diseases such as dementia, a known precursor to dementia.
Therapeutic Lifestyle Considerations for Optimum Health.
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Integrative Neuronutritional Therapy Metabolic Brain Parameters in Mental Health.
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The Role of Lipid Biomarkers in Major Depression
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Recent Advances in Microalgal Biotechnology
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α‐Linolenic Acid Dietary Deficiency Alters Age‐Related Changes of Dopaminergic and Serotoninergic Neurotransmission in the Rat Frontal Cortex
The results suggest that a chronically α‐linolenic‐deficient diet specifically affects the monoaminergic systems in the frontal cortex, and that age-related variations in these systems showed specific age‐related variations but regardless of the diet.
Antioxidants in Nutrition, Health, and Disease
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Effects of Intravenous ω-3 and ω-6 Fat Emulsion on Cytokine Production and Delayed Type Hypersensitivity in Burned Rats Receiving Total Parenteral Nutrition
Omega-3 fat emulsion reduced IL-8 and IL-10 levels and prevented immunosuppression in burned rats that were receiving TPN, and increased serum inflammatory cytokine levels in a stressed state.
Modern nutrition in health and disease
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Immunodeficiency in Old Age1
There is evidence that the finely tuned balance between the transport of cholesterol to and from lymphoid cells via the environment and the intracellular cholesterol biosynthesis seems to be disturbed with increasing age.
Lower serum high‐density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL‐C) in major depression and in depressed men with serious suicidal attempts: relationship with immune‐inflammatory markers
Lower serum HDL‐C levels are probably induced by the immune/inflammatory response in depression and there is impairment of reverse cholesterol transport from the body tissues to the liver.