The increased degradation of tryptophan (Trp) along the kynurenine (Kyn) pathway due to inflammation and/or activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis has been reported among the biological factors involved in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) and suicide. However, the interaction among these multiple factors is not yet completely clarified.

Investigation of the relationship among cortisol, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and the degradation of tryptophan into kynurenine in patients with major depression and suicidal behavior

Valtorta, Flavia;Comai, Stefano
2021-01-01

Abstract

The increased degradation of tryptophan (Trp) along the kynurenine (Kyn) pathway due to inflammation and/or activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis has been reported among the biological factors involved in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) and suicide. However, the interaction among these multiple factors is not yet completely clarified.
2021
cortisol
inflammatory cytokines
kynurenine/tryptophan ratio
major depression
suicide
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