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PGAM5 Genetics & Depression via ATP Levels in the Prefrontal Cortex (2023 Mouse Study)

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a complex and prevalent psychiatric condition that affects millions worldwide, yet its underlying mechanisms remain only partially understood. Recent research sheds light on the critical roles of phosphoglycerate mutase family member 5 (PGAM5) and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the brain, offering new insights into how disruptions in energy metabolism can …

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Targeting the Nucleus Accumbens D1-MSN cAMP for Depression & Crocin’s Rapid Antidepressant Effect (2024 Study)

Depression, a debilitating mental health disorder, has long puzzled scientists and clinicians alike. Recent research sheds light on the nucleus accumbens (NAc), a brain region associated with reward and pleasure, highlighting its critical role in the pathophysiology of depression. Specifically, the study shows how manipulating cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels within dopamine D1 receptor medium …

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