Developing zebrafish models relevant to PTSD and other trauma- and stressor-related disorders

Adam Michael Stewart*, Ester Yang, Michael Nguyen, Allan V. Kalueff

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Abstract

While post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma- and stress-related disorders (TSRDs) represent a serious societal and public health concern, their pathogenesis is largely unknown. Given the clinical complexity of TSRD development and susceptibility, greater investigation into candidate biomarkers and specific genetic pathways implicated in both risk and resilience to trauma becomes critical. In line with this, numerous animal models have been extensively used to better understand the pathogenic mechanisms of PTSD and related TSRD. Here, we discuss the rapidly increasing potential of zebrafish as models of these disorders, and how their use may aid researchers in uncovering novel treatments and therapies in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-79
Number of pages13
JournalProgress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Volume55
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Stressors
  • Translational research
  • Zebrafish

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