Journal article

Neurotrophins, cytokines, oxidative stress mediators and mood state in bipolar disorder: systematic review and meta-analyses.

Tobias Rowland, Benjamin I Perry, Rachel Upthegrove, Nicholas Barnes, Jayanta Chatterjee, Daniel Gallacher, Steven Marwaha

British Journal of Psychiatry | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A reliable biomarker signature for bipolar disorder sensitive to illness phase would be of considerable clinical benefit. Among circulating blood-derived markers there has been a significant amount of research into inflammatory markers, neurotrophins and oxidative stress markers.AimsTo synthesise and interpret existing evidence of inflammatory markers, neurotrophins and oxidative stress markers in bipolar disorder focusing on the mood phase of illness. METHOD: Following PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-analyses) guidelines, a systematic review was conducted for studies investigating peripheral biomarkers in bipolar disorder compared with healthy c..

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