Publications

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Review Articles:

Sabrina M. Darrow, Josine E. Verhoeven, Dóra Révész, Daniel Lindqvist, Brenda W.J.H. Penninx, Kevin L. Delucchi, Owen M. Wolkowitz, Carol A. Mathews (2016). The Association Between Psychiatric Disorders and Telomere Length: A Meta-Analysis Involving 14,827 Persons. Psychosomatic Medicine, 78(7), 776-787.

Francesco S. Bersani, Daniel Lindqvist, Synthia H. Mellon, Brenda W.J.H. Penninx, Josine E. Verhoeven, Dora Revesz, Victor I. Reus, Owen M. Wolkowitz (2015). Telomerase activation as a possible mechanism of action for psychopharmacological interventions. Drug Discovery Today, 20(11), 1305–1309.

Daniel LindqvistElissa S. EpelSynthia H. MellonBrenda W. PenninxDóra Révész, Josine E. VerhoevenVictor I. ReusJue LinLaura MahanChristina M. Hough, Rebecca RosserF. Saverio BersaniElizabeth H. Blackburn, & Owen M. Wolkowitz (2015). Psychiatric disorders and leukocyte telomere length: underlying mechanisms linking mental illness with cellular aging. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 55, 333-364.

Owen M. Wolkowitz, Victor I. Reus, & Synthia H. Mellon (2011). Of sound mind and body: depression, disease, and accelerated aging. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 13(1), 25-39.

Owen M. Wolkowitz, Elissa S. Epel, Victor I. Reus, & Synthia H. Mellon (2010). Depression gets old fast: do stress and depression accelerate cell aging?. Depression and Anxiety, 27(4), 327-338.

Nicole Maninger, Owen M. Wolkowitz, Victor I. Reus, Elissa S. Epel, & Synthia H. Mellon (2009). Neurobiological and neuropsychiatric effects of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and DHEA sulfate (DHEAS). Frontiers in Endocrinology, 31(1), 65-91.

 

Treatment Response in Depression:

Christina M. Hough, Daniel Lindqvist,Elissa S. Epel, Molly St. Denis, Victor I. Reus, F. Saverio Bersani, Rebecca Rosser,Laura Mahan, Heather M. Burke, Owen M. Wolkowitz, & Synthia H. Mellon (2017). Higher serum DHEA concentrations before and after SSRI treatment are associated with remission of major depression. Psychoneuroendicronology, 77, 122-130.

Daniel Lindqvist, Firdaus S. Dhabhar, S. Jill James, Christina M. Hough, Felipe A. Jain, F. Saverio Bersani, Victor I. Reus, Josine E. Verhoeven, Elissa S. Epel, Laura Mahan, Rebecca Rosser, Owen M. Wolkowitz, & Synthia H. Mellon (2017). Oxidative stress, inflammation and treatment response in major depression. Psychoneuroendicronology, 76, 197-205.

Christina M. Hough, F. Saverio Bersani, Synthia H. Mellon, Elissa, S. Epel, Victor I. Reus, Daniel Lindqvist, Jue Lin, Laura Mahan, Rebecca Rosser, Heather Burke, John Coetzee, J. Craig Nelson, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Owen M. Wolkowitz (2016). Leukocyte Telomere Length Predicts SSRI Response in Major Depressive Disorder: A Preliminary ReportMolecular Neuropsychiatry, 2(2), 88-96.

Synthia H. Mellon, Owen M. Wolkowitz, Marcus Schonemann, Elissa S. Epel, Rebecca Rosser, Heather Burke, Laura Mahan, Victor I. Reus, D. Stamatiou, C.C. Leiw, & S.W. Cole (2016). Alterations in leukocyte transcriptional control pathway activity associated with major depressive disorder and antidepressant treatment. Translational Psychiatry, 6(5), e821.

Owen M. Wolkowitz, Synthia H. Mellon, Elissa S. Epel, Jue Lin, Victor I. Reus, Rebecca Rosser, Heather Burke, M Compagnone, J. Craig Nelson, Firdaus S. Dhabhar, & Elizabeth H. Blackburn (2012). Resting leukocyte telomerase activity is elevated in major depression and predicts treatment response. Molecular Psychiatry, 17, 164-172.

Owen M. Wolkowitz, Jessica Wolf, Wendy Shelly, Rebecca Rosser, Heather M. Burke, George K. Lerner, Victor I. Reus, J. Craig Nelson, Elissa S. Epel, & Synthia H. Mellon (2011). Serum BDNF levels before treatment predict SSRI response in depression. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 35(7), 1623-1630.

 

Depression:

Rowen O. Jin, Sara Mason, Synthia H. Mellon, Elissa S. Epel, Victor I. Reus, Laura Mahan, Rebecca I. Rosser, Christina M. Hough, Heather M. Burke, Susanne, G. Mueller, Owen M. Wilkowitz (2016) Cortisol/DHEA ratio and hippocampal volume: A pilot study in major depression and healthy controls. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 72, 139-146.

Owen M. Wilkowitz, Synthia H. Mellon, Daniel Lindqvist, Elissa S. Epel, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Jue Lin, Victor I. Reus, Heather Burke, Rebecca Rosser, Laura Mahan, Scott Mackin, Tony Yang, Michael Weiner, Susanne Mueller (2015). PBMC telomerase activity, but not leukocyte telomere length, correlates with hippocampal volume in major depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 232, 58-64.

Daniel Lindqvist, Susanne Mueller, Synthia H. Mellon, Yali Su, Elissa S. Epel, Victor I. Reuss, Rebecca Rosser, Laura Mahan, R. Scott Mackin, Tony T. Yang, Owen. M Wilkowitz (2014). Peripheral antioxidant markers are associated with total hippocampal and CA3/dentate gyrus volume in MDD and healthy controls-preliminary findings. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 224, 168-174.

Stephen H. ChenElissa S. EpelSynthia H. MellonJue LinVictor I. ReusRebecca RosserEve KupfermanHeather BurkeLaura MahanElizabeth H. Blackburn, & Owen M. Wolkowitz (2014). Adverse childhood experiences and leukocyte telomere maintenance in depressed and healthy adults. Journal of affective disorders, 169, 86-90.

Owen M. Wolkowitz, Synthia H. Mellon, Elissa S. Epel, Jue Lin, Firdaus S. Dhabhar, Yali Su6, Victor I. Reus, Rebecca Rosser, Heather M. Burke, Eve Kupferman, Mariana Compagnone, J. Craig Nelson, & Elizabeth H. Blackburn Compagnone, M. (2011). Leukocyte Telomere Length in Major Depression: Correlations with Chronicity, Inflammation and Oxidative Stress - Preliminary Findings. PloS one, 6(3), e17837.

 

PTSD:

Daniel Lindqvist, Firdaus S. Dhabhar, Synthia H. Mellon, Rachel Yehuda, S. Marlene Grenon, Janine D. Flory, Linda M. Bierer, Duna Abu-Amara, Michelle Coy, Iouri Makotkine, Victor I. Reus, Francesco Saverio Bersani, Charles R. Marmar, & Owen M. Wilkowitz (2017). Increased pro-inflammatory milieu in combat related PTSD – A new cohort replication study. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 59, 260-264.

Francesco S. Bersani, Owen M. Wolkowitz, Jeffrey M. Milush, Elizabeth Sinclair, Lorrie Eppling, Kirstin Aschbacher, Daniel Lindqvist, Rachel Yehuda, Janine Flory, Linda M. Bierer, Iouri Matokine, Duna Abu-Amara, Victor I. Reus, Michelle Coy, Christina M. Hough, Charles R. Marmar, & Synthia H. Mellon (2016). A population of atypical CD56(-)CD16(+) natural killer cells is expanded in PTSD and is associated with symptom severity. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 56, 264-270.

Francesco Saverio Bersani, Owen M. Wolkowitz, Daniel Lindqvist, Rachel Yehuda, Janine Flory, Linda M. Bierer, Iouri Makotine, Duna Abu-Amara, Michelle Coy, Victor I. Reus, Elissa S. Epel, Charles Marmar, & Synthia H. Mellon (2016). Global arginine bioavailability, a marker of nitric oxide synthetic capacity, is decreased in PTSD and correlated with symptom severity and markers of inflammation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 52, 153-160.

Francesco S. Bersani, Daniel Lindqvist, Synthia H. Mellon, Elissa S. Epel, Rachel Yehuda, Janine Flory, Clare Henn-Hasse, Linda M. Bierer, Iouri Makotkine, Duna Abu-Amara, Michelle Coy, Victor I. Reus, Jue Lin, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Charles Marmar, Owen M. Wilkowitz (2016). Association of dimensional psychological health measures with telomere length in male war veterans. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 537-542.

Francesco Saverio Bersani, Claire Morley, Daniel Lindqvist, Elissa S. Epel, Martin Picard, Rachel Yehuda, Janine Flory, Linda M. Bierer, Iouri Makotkine, Duna Abu-Amara, Michelle Coy, VIctor I. Reus, Jue Lin, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Charles Marmar, Owen M. Wilkowitz, & Synthia H. Mellon (2016). Mitochondrial DNA copy number is reduced in male combat veterans with PTSD. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 64, 10-17.

Daniel Lindqvist, Owen M. Wolkowitz, Synthia Mellon, Rachel Yehuda, Janine D. Flory, Clare Henn-Haase, Linda M. Bierer, Duna Abu-Amara, Michelle Coy, Thomas C. Neylan, Iouri Makotkine, Victor I. Reus, Xiaodan Yan, Nicole M. Taylor, Charles R. Marmar, Firdaus S. Dhabhar (2014). Proinflammatory milieu in combat-related PTSD is independent of depression and early life stress. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 42, 81-88.