Role of cytokines in drug dependence

Akira Nakajima, Kiyofumi Yamada, Toshitaka Nabeshima

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review


Methamphetamine (MAP) is a drug of abuse that has steadily gained in popularity. Repeated use of MAP can cause drug dependence that may lead to serious psychiatric and neurologic signs and symptoms in users. It has recently become accepted that multidirectional communication exists among the immune, hormonal, and central nervous systems. Thus, it is suggested that these communications play an important role in drug dependence. Here we review the role of cytokines in drug dependence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 08-2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pharmacology (medical)


Dive into the research topics of 'Role of cytokines in drug dependence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this