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Bio Molecular Considerations in Major Depression and Ischemic Cardiovascular Disease

Author(s): Massimo Cocchi, Lucio Tonello.

Abstract:

In our study we have evaluated the theme of the platelet fatty acid composition in subjects with a clinical diagnosis of Major Depression (MD), in subjects with a clinical diagnosis of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) according to the coronary angiography and in control subjects. We have analyzed all the groups without taking in account therapies, gender and age. As far as we know, the platelet fatty acid composition has never been analyzed before, in MD. The results obtained with the Self Organizing Map (SOM) show the evidence of three fatty acids, Arachidonic Acid (AA), Linoleic Acid (LA), and Palmitic Acid (PA) in a peculiar position with respect to the biochemical characterization of MD and three fatty acids, Arachidonic Acid (AA), Linoleic Acid (LA) and Oleic Acid (OA) in a peculiar position with respect to the biochemical characterization of the IHD. Bio molecular considerations are made about the possibility of controlling positive changes in platelet viscosity, in both pathologies.

Keywords: Consciousness, fatty acids, gamma synchrony, ischemic heart disease, major depression, platelets, self organizing map, stem cell

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Article Details

VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2010
Page: [97 - 107]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/187152410791196378
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