Substance P in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of depressed patients: no effect of antidepressant treatment.


The neuropeptide substance P (SP) and its receptor, the neurokinin receptor-1 (NK-1), have been associated with some aspects of the pathophysiology of depression. There is limited information available about the effects of antidepressant treatment on serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of SP. We measured serum levels of SP in 78 depressed… (More)


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