Interferon Production in Acute Psychiatric Disorders
Interferons (IFNs) have marked antiviral, cytostatic, and immunomodulatory activities and represent potent modulators of several cell membrane functions including regulation of the excitability of neurons (De Maeyer and De MaeyerGuignard, 1988). Changes in the production of these mediators may result in disturbed function of immune responses as well as neuronal transmission mechanisms.
KeywordsInternational Unit Sendai Virus Interferon Production Disturbed Function National Public Health Institute
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