Toxoplasma gondi, the kynurenine pathway, and suicidal behavior in veterans
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Clinical Science R&D
July 2016 -
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Background As suicide epidemics appear resilient to current organizational and individual approaches, and as our pharmacological arsenal for suicide prevention is stagnant, there is a fundamental need to increase our understanding about the biological mechanisms underlying suicidal self-directed violence (SSDV). The goals of this proposal are therefore to investigate infectious and immune biological processes that contribute to SSDV. Infection wit...