Psychoneuroimmunology

Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Eating Behaviors, and Obesity

January 18, 2017
Meditation

How can mindfulness-based approaches affect psychological and physical health among those who are overweight or obese? A recent meta-analysis examined …Read the Rest

Potential Biomarkers for Anxiety

December 21, 2016
Biomarkers

•    Potential Biomarker: Serum levels of lipid hydroperoxide (LOOH) •    Type:    Serum •    Relevance: The serum levels of lipid hydroperoxide …Read the Rest

Inflammation and Diseases

November 18, 2016
Immune

Inflammation is an immune response of the body to protect from irritants, stimuli, or external materials that may be detrimental. …Read the Rest

Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on the Proinflammatory Transcription Factor NF-κB

September 7, 2016
Psychoneuroimmunology

Mind-body interventions such as Tai Chi, Qigong, yoga, and meditation have been found to improve the quality of life. Recent …Read the Rest

Psychoneuroimmunology Database

August 21, 2016
Bioinformatics

The Database of Psychoneuroimmunology (DPNI) The Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) Portal and Knowledge Base Potential Biomarkers for Anxiety The Database of Biomarkers: …Read the Rest

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Gene APOE (Apolipoprotein E)

March 8, 2016
Mind-Body

The APOE gene has other symbols as “AD2”, “LPG”, “APO-E”, and “LDLCQ5”. It is located at 19q13.2. The APOE gene …Read the Rest

Psychiatric Symptoms and the Gene SGCE (Sarcoglycan Epsilon)

March 1, 2016
Mind-Body

The SGCE gene has other symbols as “ESG” and “DYT11”. It is located at 7q21.3. As a member of the …Read the Rest

Epilepsy and the Gene KCNT1 (Potassium Sodium-Activated Channel Subfamily T member 1)

February 25, 2016
Brain

The KCNT1 gene has other symbols as “ENFL5”, “SLACK”, “EIEE14”, “KCa4.1”, “Slo2.2”, and “bA100C15.2”. It is located at 9q34.3. Encoding …Read the Rest

Neuropsychiatric Disorders and the Gene COMT (Catechol-O-Methyltransferase)

February 23, 2016
Mind-Body

The COMT gene has another symbol as “HEL-S-98n”. It is located at 22q11.21. It is an important enzyme in the …Read the Rest

Psychiatric Diseases and the Gene DISC1 (Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1)

February 20, 2016
Mind-Body

The DISC1 gene has other symbols as “SCZD9” and “C1orf136”. It is located at 1q42.2. It is involved in the …Read the Rest

Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine

February 19, 2016
Mind-Body

Stress, Depression, Inflammation, and Personalized Medicine Psychological stress has been associated with higher levels of inflammation and the risks of …Read the Rest

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology

October 10, 2015
Psychiatric Genetics

Stress, Chronic Diseases, and Psychoneuroimmunology Although many chronic diseases such as cancer are apparently physical, they can lead to psychological …Read the Rest

Psychoneuroimmunology, Anxiety, and Inflammation

October 12, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

The emerging discipline of psychoneuroimmunology focuses on the interactions and cross talk among the immune system, the central nervous system …Read the Rest

Variations in Frontal Dysfunctions in BPD and ADHD

September 26, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Impulsive behaviors are the important features of disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Impulsivity has a …Read the Rest

Stress, Depression, and Serum Enzyme Activities

September 24, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Depression has been associated with the activities of many enzymes, including the serum creatine kinase (CK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) …Read the Rest

Anxiety and Polymorphisms in the Serotonin Transporter

September 19, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Anxiety has been associated with transporter-assisted uptake of serotonin.  Many antidepressant and antianxiety drugs are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). …Read the Rest

Genetic Factors, Quantitative Trait Loci, and Human Personality

September 4, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Both genetic and environmental factors can influence human personality. Genetic factors may affect about half of trait disparity. Their effects …Read the Rest

Aging, Social Support, and Leukocyte Telomere Length (LTL)

August 5, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Aging and psychological conditions may influence the leukocyte telomere length (LTL) (Carroll et al., 2013; Müezzinler et al., 2013). A …Read the Rest

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and Sleep Quality

August 1, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) often have poor sleep quality (Ulus et al., 2012; Nicassio et …Read the Rest

Depression, Anxiety, and Abnormal Diurnal Cortisol Patterns

July 26, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

The functional alterations of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis have been related to not only major depression disorder (MDD) and anxiety …Read the Rest

Stress, Depression, and Inflammation

July 9, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Inflammation is a risk factor for many aging problems such as metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and frailty …Read the Rest

Depression, Antidepressant Treatment, and Herpes Zoster Vaccine

July 1, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Depression and other psychological problems may influence the effects of vaccines, as studies in psychoneuroimmunology have shown. For example, the …Read the Rest

Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress Responses, and Chronic Inflammation

June 18, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

The interactions between the nervous and immune systems have been associated with psychosocial stress, peripheral inflammation, and chronic diseases (Liezmann …Read the Rest

PPARs, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Potential Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

June 12, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPARs) are a group of transcription factors that play important roles in glucose homeostasis, fatty acid and …Read the Rest

The C-reactive Protein, Socioeconomic Status, Stress, and Inflammation

June 10, 2014
Psychoneuroimmunology

Psychological stress has been associated with elevated inflammation and the risks of many physical illnesses such as heart disease. However, …Read the Rest

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