PTSD biomarkers linked with innate immunity gene networks

March 10, 2015 1:10 PM

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Researchers at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say an improved understanding of the gene networks connected with PTSD may help improve diagnosis and treatment of patients dealing with the mental health condition. The same knowledge may also help physicians identify patients who are genetically prone to the development of PTSD.

Innate immune response is the body's initial line of defense against infection. Interferons are signaling proteins released to instigate an immune response in presence of pathogens.

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