Tumour Necrosis Factor Signalling In Mood Disorders And Schizophrenia

Grant number: 1066144 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

Changes in inflammation-related pathways contribute to the symptoms of psychiatric disorders and tumour necrosis factor ? (TNF) is a protein central to regulating theses pathways. We have now shown that changes in pathways regulated by TNF are present in the brains of people with schizophrenia and mood disorders. This means that the symptoms experienced by those with the different disorders may be linked to differential changes in TNF-regulated pathways in the brain.