Serum levels of IL-6, IL-8,TNF-α, and TGF-β in Chronic HBV-infected patients: Effect of depression and anxiety

Bahramabadi, R. and Fathollahi, M. S. and Hashemi, S. M. and Arababadi, A. S. and Arababadi, M. S. and Yousefi-Daredor, H. and Bidaki, R. and Khaleghinia, M. and Bakhshi, M. H. and Yousefpoor, Y. and Torbaghan, Y. E. and Arababadi, M. K. (2018) Serum levels of IL-6, IL-8,TNF-α, and TGF-β in Chronic HBV-infected patients: Effect of depression and anxiety. Lab Medicine, 49 (1). pp. 41-46.

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Objective: To assess the effects of depression and anxiety on serum cytokine levels in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 60 healthy control individuals and 60 patients with CHB participated after filling out standard questionnaires. We examined their serum interleukin (IL)–6, IL-8, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)–α, and TGF-β levels using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) techniques. Results: In patients with CHB compared with healthy controls, serum levels of IL-8 were significantly increased, whereas IL-6 and TGF-β levels were significantly decreased. Serum levels of TGF-β were significantly decreased in the patients with CHB who had mild depression, compared with patients with CHB without depression and with moderate and severe depression. Conclusions: Downregulation of IL-8 and TGF-β, respectively, is a corresponding mechanism for induction of chronic inflammation in patients with CHB. Depression also seems to induce inflammation via downregulation of TGF-β in these patients. © American Society for Clinical Pathology 2017. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 16 February 2020 CODEN: LBMEB Correspondence Address: Yousefpoor, Y.; Khalil Abad Health Center, Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic HBV infection IL-6 IL-8 Psychiatric diseases TGF-β TNF-α hepatitis B surface antibody hepatitis B surface antigen hepatitis B(e) antigen interleukin 6 interleukin 8 transforming growth factor beta tumor necrosis factor virus DNA cytokine adult anxiety disorder Article Beck Depression Inventory chronic hepatitis B controlled study cross-sectional study depression disease severity down regulation enzyme linked immunosorbent assay Hamilton Anxiety Scale human major clinical study protein blood level protein expression upregulation anxiety blood complication middle aged Cross-Sectional Studies Cytokines Hepatitis B, Chronic Humans
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2020 07:35
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2020 07:35

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