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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600633/igm-mediated-autoimmune-responses-to-oxidative-specific-epitopes-but-not-nitrosylated-adducts-are-significantly-decreased-in-pregnancy-association-with-bacterial-translocation-perinatal-and-lifetime-major-depression-and-the-tryptophan-catabolite-trycat-pathway
#1
Chutima Roomruangwong, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, George Anderson, André F Carvalho, Sebastien Duleu, Michel Geffard, Michael Maes
Immunoglubulin (Ig)M responses directed to oxidative specific epitopes (OSEs) and nitric oxide (NO)-adducts are significantly associated with major depression and physio-somatic symptoms. End of term serum IgM responses to OSEs and NO-adducts were assayed in pregnant women with (n = 24) and without prenatal depression (n = 25) as well as in 24 non-pregnant women. Associations of IgM/IgA responses to Gram-negative gut commensal bacteria (leaky gut index) and IgA/IgM responses to tryptophan catabolites (TRYCATs) were analyzed...
June 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595944/ido-chronic-immune-activation-and-tryptophan-metabolic-pathway-a-potential-pathophysiological-link-between-depression-and-obesity
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Adriano José Maia Chaves Filho, Camila Nayane Carvalho Lima, Silvânia Maria Mendes Vasconcelos, David Freitas de Lucena, Michael Maes, Danielle Macedo
Obesity and depression are among the most pressing health problems in the contemporary world. Obesity and depression share a bidirectional relationship, whereby each condition increases the risk of the other. By inference, shared pathways may underpin the comorbidity between obesity and depression. Activation of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) is a key factor in the pathophysiology of depression. CMI cytokines, including IFN-γ, TNFα and IL-1β, induce the catabolism of tryptophan (TRY) by stimulating indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) resulting in the synthesis of kynurenine (KYN) and other tryptophan catabolites (TRYCATs)...
June 5, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469467/interactions-of-tryptophan-and-its-catabolites-with-melatonin-and-the-alpha-7-nicotinic-receptor-in-central-nervous-system-and-psychiatric-disorders-role-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-direct-mitochondria-regulation
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George Anderson, Michael Maes
Recent work indicates an intimate interaction of the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathways with the melatonergic pathways, primarily via TRYCAT pathway induction taking tryptophan away from the production of serotonin, which is a necessary precursor for the melatonergic pathways. The alpha 7 nicotinic receptor may be significantly modulated by this interaction, given its inactivation by the TRYCAT, kynurenic acid, and its induction by melatonin. Similarly, the aryl hydrocarbon receptor is activated by both kynurenic acid and kynurenine, leading to CYP1A2 and melatonin metabolism, whereas melatonin may act to inhibit the aryl hydrocarbon receptor...
2017: International Journal of Tryptophan Research: IJTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433458/linking-the-biological-underpinnings-of-depression-role-of-mitochondria-interactions-with-melatonin-inflammation-sirtuins-tryptophan-catabolites-dna-repair-and-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-with-consequences-for-classification-and-cognition
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George Anderson
The pathophysiological underpinnings of neuroprogressive processes in recurrent major depressive disorder (rMDD) are reviewed. A wide array of biochemical processes underlie MDD presentations and their shift to a recurrent, neuroprogressive course, including: increased immune-inflammation, tryptophan catabolites (TRYCATs), mitochondrial dysfunction, aryl hydrocarbonn receptor activation, and oxidative and nitrosative stress (O&NS), as well as decreased sirtuins and melatonergic pathway activity. These biochemical changes may have their roots in central, systemic and/or peripheral sites, including in the gut, as well as in developmental processes, such as prenatal stressors and breastfeeding consequences...
April 19, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403801/iga-igm-responses-to-gram-negative-bacteria-are-not-associated-with-perinatal-depression-but-with-physio-somatic-symptoms-and-activation-of-the-tryptophan-catabolite-pathway-at-the-end-of-term-and-postnatal-anxiety
#5
Chutima Roomruangwong, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, George Anderson, André F Carvalho, Sebastien Duleu, Michel Geffard, Michael Maes
Evidence has implicated the translocation of commensal Gram-negative bacteria (Gram-B) due to leaky gut in the pathophysiology of depression and physio-somatic symptoms (e.g. fatigue, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, malaise, etc.). In addition, the leaky gut may contribute to immune-inflammatory activation and oxidative stress. This study investigated whether bacterial translocation is associated with perinatal depression and anxiety scores and with prenatal physio-somatic symptoms and immune-inflammatory biomarkers, including the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway...
April 7, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290151/deficit-schizophrenia-is-characterized-by-defects-in-igm-mediated-responses-to-tryptophan-catabolites-trycats-a-paradigm-shift-towards-defects-in-natural-self-regulatory-immune-responses-coupled-with-mucosa-derived-trycat-pathway-activation
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Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Kiat Ruxrungtham, André F Carvalho, Michel Geffard, George Anderson, Michael Maes
Deficit schizophrenia is accompanied by mucosa-associated activation of the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway, as indicated by increased IgA responses to noxious (NOX) TRYCATs, but not regulatory or protective (PRO) TRYCATs, suggesting increased neurotoxic, excitotoxic, inflammatory, and oxidative potential. No previous studies examined IgM-mediated autoimmune responses to the TRYCAT pathway in deficit versus nondeficit schizophrenia. We measured IgM responses to NOX TRYCATs, namely, quinolinic acid (QA), 3-OH-kynurenine (3HK), picolinic acid (PA), and xanthurenic (XA) acid, and PRO TRYCATs, including kynurenic acid (KA) and anthranilic acid (AA), in 40 healthy controls and 40 deficit and 40 nondeficit schizophrenic patients...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258445/physio-somatic-symptoms-in-schizophrenia-association-with-depression-anxiety-neurocognitive-deficits-and-the-tryptophan-catabolite-pathway
#7
Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Supaksorn Thika, Kiat Ruxrungtham, André F Carvalho, Michel Geffard, George Anderson, Cristiano Noto, Rada Ivanova, Michael Maes
To investigate the frequency of physio-somatic symptoms (PS) symptoms in schizophrenia and their relation to positive, negative and affective symptoms; neurocognitive deficits and impairments in the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway. Eighty four patients with schizophrenia and 40 healthy controls were assessed using the 12 item Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rating scale (FF) and scales for negative and positive symptoms, depression and anxiety. Cognitive functioning was tested using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB)...
March 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241062/increased-breakdown-of-kynurenine-towards-its-neurotoxic-branch-in-bipolar-disorder
#8
Armin Birner, Martina Platzer, Susanne Astrid Bengesser, Nina Dalkner, Frederike T Fellendorf, Robert Queissner, Rene Pilz, Philipp Rauch, Alexander Maget, Carlo Hamm, Simone Herzog-Eberhard, Harald Mangge, Dietmar Fuchs, Natalie Moll, Sieglinde Zelzer, Gregor Schütze, Markus Schwarz, Bernd Reininghaus, Hans-Peter Kapfhammer, Eva Z Reininghaus
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a chronic psychiatric disease which can take most different and unpredictable courses. It is accompanied by unspecific brainstructural changes and cognitive decline. The neurobiological underpinnings of these processes are still unclear. Emerging evidence suggests that tryptophan catabolites (TRYCATs), which involve all metabolites of tryptophan towards the kynurenine (KYN) branch, are involved in the etiology as well as in the course of BD. They are proposed to be mediators of immune-inflammation and neurodegeneration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181189/deficit-but-not-nondeficit-schizophrenia-is-characterized-by-mucosa-associated-activation-of-the-tryptophan-catabolite-trycat-pathway-with-highly-specific-increases-in-iga-responses-directed-to-picolinic-xanthurenic-and-quinolinic-acid
#9
Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Kiat Ruxrungtham, André F Carvalho, Michel Geffard, Heidi Ormstad, George Anderson, Michael Maes
Evidence suggests that activation of the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway is involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. However, no previous study examined whether TRYCAT pathway activation is associated with deficit schizophrenia. We measured IgA responses to TRYCATs, namely quinolinic acid, picolinic acid, kynurenic acid, xanthurenic acid, and anthranilic acid and 3-OH-kynurenine, in 40 healthy controls and in schizophrenic patients with (n = 40) and without (n = 40) deficit, defined according to the Schedule for the Deficit Syndrome (SDS)...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488422/lithium-restores-age-related-olfactory-impairment-in-the-ts65dn-mouse-model-of-down-syndrome
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Sandra Guidi, Patrizia Bianchi, Fiorenza Stagni, Andrea Giacomini, Marco Emili, Stefania Trazzi, Elisabetta Ciani, Renata Bartesaghi
Down syndrome, a genetic condition caused by triplication of chromosome 21, is characterized by widespread neurogenesis reduction and cognitive impairment. Unlike other brain functions, smell is not impaired at early life stages and olfactory deterioration begins to appear in adulthood. Similarly to individuals with Down syndrome, in the Ts65Dn mouse model of Down syndrome smell function is normal at early life stages. Smell impairment only appears in adulthood associated with a reduction in the number of new granule neurons migrated to the OB from the subventricular zone...
August 1, 2016: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27427239/body-image-dissatisfaction-in-pregnant-and-non-pregnant-females-is-strongly-predicted-by-immune-activation-and-mucosa-derived-activation-of-the-tryptophan-catabolite-trycat-pathway
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Chutima Roomruangwong, Buranee Kanchanatawan, André F Carvalho, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Sebastien Duleu, Michel Geffard, Michael Maes
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study is to delineate the associations between body image dissatisfaction in pregnant women and immune-inflammatory biomarkers, i.e., C-reactive protein (CRP), zinc and IgA/IgM responses to tryptophan and tryptophan catabolites (TRYCATs). METHODS: We assessed 49 pregnant and 24 non-pregnant females and assessed Body Image Satisfaction (BIS) scores at the end of term (T1), and 2-4 days (T2) and 4-6 weeks (T3) after delivery. Subjects were divided in those with a lowered BIS score (≤ 3) versus those with a higher score...
August 30, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27349436/the-role-of-the-microbial-metabolites-including-tryptophan-catabolites-and-short-chain-fatty-acids-in-the-pathophysiology-of-immune-inflammatory-and-neuroimmune-disease
#12
Gerwyn Morris, Michael Berk, Andre Carvalho, Javier R Caso, Yolanda Sanz, Ken Walder, Michael Maes
There is a growing awareness that gut commensal metabolites play a major role in host physiology and indeed the pathophysiology of several illnesses. The composition of the microbiota largely determines the levels of tryptophan in the systemic circulation and hence, indirectly, the levels of serotonin in the brain. Some microbiota synthesize neurotransmitters directly, e.g., gamma-amino butyric acid, while modulating the synthesis of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and norepinephrine, and brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF)...
June 27, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27037573/iga-igm-responses-to-tryptophan-and-tryptophan-catabolites-trycats-are-differently-associated-with-prenatal-depression-physio-somatic-symptoms-at-the-end-of-term-and-premenstrual-syndrome
#13
Chutima Roomruangwong, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, George Anderson, André F Carvalho, Sebastien Duleu, Michel Geffard, Michael Maes
There is some evidence that lowered tryptophan and an activated tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway play a role in depression, somatoform disorder, and postpartum blues. The aim of this study is to delineate the associations between the TRYCAT pathway and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and perinatal depressive and physio-somatic symptoms. We examine the associations between end of term serum IgM and IgA responses to tryptophan and 9 TRYCATs in relation to zinc, C-reactive protein (CRP), and haptoglobin and prenatal physio-somatic (previously known as psychosomatic) symptoms (fatigue, back pain, muscle pain, dyspepsia, obstipation) and prenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety symptoms as measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD), and Spielberger's State Anxiety Inventory (STAI)...
April 1, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26803479/multiprobe-molecular-imaging-of-an-nmda-receptor-hypofunction-rat-model-for-glutamatergic-dysfunction
#14
Lauren Kosten, Jeroen Verhaeghe, Robert Verkerk, David Thomae, Livia De Picker, Leonie Wyffels, Annemie Van Eetveldt, Stefanie Dedeurwaerdere, Sigrid Stroobants, Steven Staelens
There are many indications of a connection between abnormal glutamate transmission through N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor hypofunction and the occurrence of schizophrenia. The importance of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 (mGluR5) became generally recognized due to its physical link through anchor proteins with NMDAR. Neuroinflammation as well as the kynurenine (tryptophan catabolite; TRYCAT) pathway are equally considered as major contributors to the pathology. We aimed to investigate this interplay between glutamate release, neuronal activation and inflammatory markers, by using small-animal positron emission tomography (PET) in a rat model known to induce schizophrenia-like symptoms...
February 28, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26654773/glioma-tryptophan-catabolite-and-melatoninergic-pathways-link-microrna-14-3-3-chromosome-4q35-epigenetic-processes-and-other-glioma-biochemical-changes
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Timothy V Beischlag, George Anderson, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli
Primary glioma, as well as secondary metastases, provide significant treatment challenges. An understanding of the biological underpinnings of glioma is likely to provide new pharmaceutical targets that will improve patient survival. Here, we look at the role that the kynurenine pathways and associated tyrptophan catabolites (TRYCATs) play in glioma, linking this to changes in oxidative and nitrosative stress (O&NS), immuneinflammatory activity, the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), and the melatoninergic pathways...
2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26654772/bipolar-disorder-the-role-of-the-kynurenine-and-melatonergic-pathways
#16
REVIEW
George Anderson, Aude Jacob, Frank Bellivier, Pierre Alexis Geoffroy
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a long-recognized severe and common psychiatric disorder, with a complex and often diverse range of presentations. BD is a heterogenous disorder that has traditionally, if rather simply, been defined by the recurrences of manic and depressive episodes, and presents with numerous immune-inflammatory and circadian/sleep abnormalities. A number of different lines of research have investigated the biological underpinnings of BD and demonstrate a heritability of about 80-90%. This genetic contribution is thought to be mediated by a wide array of genetic factors, rather than being strongly influenced by a couple of genes...
2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26307347/comorbidity-between-depression-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease-explained-by-immune-inflammatory-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-tryptophan-catabolite-and-gut-brain-pathways
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Marta Martin-Subero, George Anderson, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Michael Berk, Michael Maes
The nature of depression has recently been reconceptualized, being conceived as the clinical expression of activated immune-inflammatory, oxidative, and nitrosative stress (IO&NS) pathways, including tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT), autoimmune, and gut-brain pathways. IO&NS pathways are similarly integral to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The increased depression prevalence in IBD associates with a lower quality of life and increased morbidity in IBD, highlighting the role of depression in modulating the pathophysiology of IBD...
April 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25620790/bipolar-disorder-role-of-immune-inflammatory-cytokines-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-and-tryptophan-catabolites
#18
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George Anderson, Michael Maes
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a complex disorder with a range of presentations. BD is defined by the presentation of symptoms of mania or depression, with classification dependent on patient/family reports and behavioural observations. Recent work has investigated the biological underpinnings of BD, highlighting the role played by increased immune-inflammatory activity, which is readily indicated by changes in pro-inflammatory cytokines or signalling, both centrally and systemically, e.g. increased interleukin-6 trans-signalling...
February 2015: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24803587/neuroprogression-in-schizophrenia-pathways-underpinning-clinical-staging-and-therapeutic-corollaries
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Justin Davis, Steven Moylan, Brian H Harvey, Michael Maes, Michael Berk
OBJECTIVE: Whilst dopaminergic dysfunction remains a necessary component involved in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, our current pharmacological armoury of dopamine antagonists does little to control the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. This suggests other pathological processes must be implicated. This paper aims to elaborate on such theories. METHODS: Data for this review were sourced from the electronic database PUBMED, and was not limited by language or date of publication...
June 2014: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24669209/redox-regulation-and-the-autistic-spectrum-role-of-tryptophan-catabolites-immuno-inflammation-autoimmunity-and-the-amygdala
#20
George Anderson, Michael Maes
The autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) form a set of multi-faceted disorders with significant genetic, epigenetic and environmental determinants. Oxidative and nitrosative stress (O&NS), immuno-inflammatory pathways, mitochondrial dysfunction and dysregulation of the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCATs) pathway play significant interactive roles in driving the early developmental etiology and course of ASD. O&NS interactions with immuno-inflammatory pathways mediate their effects centrally via the regulation of astrocyte and microglia responses, including regional variations in TRYCATs produced...
March 2014: Current Neuropharmacology
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