Promoter variants in IL18 are associated with onset of depression in patients previously exposed to stressful-life events

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Eva Haastrup, Jens Otto Drachmann Bukh, Camilla Bock, Maj Vinberg, Lise Wegner Thørner, Thomas Hansen, Thomas Werge, Lars Vedel Kessing, Henrik Ullum

Depression is accompanied by an inflammatory reaction and activation of cell mediated immunity (CMI) and stressors may induce the cytokine network in humans. The proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-18 (IL-18) is less investigated in depression but highly relevant since it is produced by activated macrophages and expressed in the brain.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)134-138
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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