Materials: 262 patients with ischemic stroke and without a history of post-stroke depression (PSD) were included.
Task/Hypothesis: to explore the putative association between TLR4-mediated cytokine synthesis and subsequent symptoms of PSD.
Solution: bioinformatics analysis of RNAseq data using the Intelliseq RNA-seq pipelines.
Result: TLR4-dependent cytokine synthesis was not associated with greater symptoms of PSD in this study. Circulating IL-6 might be associated with depressive symptoms occurring at 3 months after stroke.
The research was conducted by:
Department of Molecular Neuropharmacology, Maj Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland;
Department of Neurology, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland
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