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Keywords
interferon
major depressive disorder
2',5'-oligoadenylate synthetase
Abstract
The aim of this study was to measure the activity of 2',5'-oligoadenylate synthetase (2',5'AS) which is mainly induced by interferon (IFN)-α and -β in patients with major depression and evaluate its relationship to the disease. 2',5'AS activity of 23 patients (male = 11, female = 12) with major depression and of 29 normal control subjects (male = 15, female = 14) was measured in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) by radioassay. The mean 2',5'AS activity in the PBMCs of the patients and that of the control subjects were 1.10 ± 0.69% and 0.72 ± 0.51%, respectively. The activity in the patients was statistically higher than that of the control subjects (P = 0.03). These results imply some abnormality in the IFN-2',5'AS system of patients with major depression.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
47
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
5
Published Date
2004-03
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2004, 47(1), 1-5
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English