Psychoimmune investigation in obsessive-compulsive disorder: assays of plasma transferrin, IL-2 and IL-6 receptor, and IL-1 beta and IL-6 concentrations.


This study was carried out to investigate the immune function in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Plasma levels of interleukin (IL)-1 beta, IL-6, soluble IL-6 receptor (sIL-6R), sIL-2R, and transferrin receptor (TfR), and baseline plasma cortisol levels were measured in 19 OCD patients and 19 normal controls. No significant differences in any of the… (More)


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