Quinolinic Acid: Suicide Attempts Linked To Chemical's Presence In Spinal Fluid, Study Says

Authors: Pappas, S.
Brief mainstream article on research from L. Brundin et. al., on the link between inflammation and suicidality. Quinolininc acid, a compound associated with inflammation. The higher CSF presence of quinolinic acid appeared to correlate to suicide attempt. Itappears that quinolinic acid mimics glutamate function within the brain. Its an intriguing avenue for future study.