Telomerase activation as a possible mechanism of action for psychopharmacological interventions.

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Abstract

Originally studied in relation to aging and cancer research, telomerase is now also investigated in relation to psychiatric disorders and treatments. Based on emerging clinical and preclinical data, we hypothesise that telomerase activation could represent a novel element mediating the mechanism of action of certain psychopharmacological interventions (e.g. antidepressants, lithium and antipsychotics). The modulation of intracellular Wnt/β-catenin or PI3K/Akt signalling pathways, the interaction with BDNF and 5-HT, and the antioxidant properties could represent possible mechanisms by which the different types of psychiatric medications could modulate telomerase activity. The potential of telomerase in promoting cellular survival and/or function in the brain and in the periphery could, in turn, represent a neurobiological substrate through which the enzyme can mediate the therapeutic effect of such interventions.

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Författare
  • Francesco S Bersani
  • Daniel Lindqvist
  • Synthia H Mellon
  • Brenda W J H Penninx
  • Josine E Verhoeven
  • Dóra Révész
  • Victor I Reus
  • Owen M Wolkowitz
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Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykiatri
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1305-1309
TidskriftDrug Discovery Today
Volym20
Utgivningsnummer11
StatusPublished - 2015
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa