The last decade has seen a shift in the theoretical framework addressing the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. During this period, research endeavors have been directed toward investigating the biochemical mechanisms involved in the transduction of information from the cell surface to the cell interior. The emerging picture, supported by growing evidence, is that in addition to neurotransmitters and their receptors, various signal transduction pathways may be linked to the pathophysiology of major psychiatric disorders. In this review, the role of one such pathway--the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) signaling pathway--will be highlighted. We review data suggesting the involvement of the upstream and downstream components of this system in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders.
|Titolo:||Implications of the cAMP signaling pathway in psychiatric disorders: a systematic review of the evidence|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|