Attila Szabo

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  • Hjell, Gabriela; Szabo, Attila; Mørch-Johnsen, Lynn Egeland; Holst, Rene; Tesli, Natalia & Bell, Christina [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2022). Interleukin-18 signaling system links to agitation in severe mental disorders. Psychoneuroendocrinology. ISSN 0306-4530. 140:105721, p. 1–8. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.105721. Full text in Research Archive
  • Reckweg, Johannes T.; Utahug, Malin V.; Szabo, Attila; Davis, Alan K.; Lancelotta, Rafael & Mason, Natasha L. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2022). The clinical pharmacology and potential therapeutic applications of 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT). Journal of Neurochemistry. ISSN 0022-3042. doi: 10.1111/jnc.15587. Full text in Research Archive
  • Wortinger, Laura Anne ; Barth, Claudia; Nerland, Stener; Jørgensen, Kjetil Nordbø; Shadrin, Alexey & Szabo, Attila [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2021). Association of Birth Asphyxia With Regional White Matter Abnormalities Among Patients With Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders. JAMA Network Open. ISSN 2574-3805. 4(12). doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.39759. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szabo, Attila; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Ueland, Thor; Sheikh, Mashhood Ahmed; Agartz, Ingrid & Andreou, Dimitrios [Show all 31 contributors for this article] (2021). Increased circulating IL-18 levels in severe mental disorders indicate systemic inflammasome activation. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. ISSN 0889-1591. 99, p. 299–306. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2021.10.017. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szabo, Attila; Akkouh, Ibrahim A.; Vandenberghe, Matthieu; Osete, Jordi Requena; Hughes, Timothy & Heine, Vivi [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2021). A human iPSC-astroglia neurodevelopmental model reveals divergent transcriptomic patterns in schizophrenia. Translational Psychiatry. ISSN 2158-3188. 11(1). doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01681-4. Full text in Research Archive
  • Akkouh, Ibrahim; Hribkova, Hana; Grabiec, Marta; Budinska, Eva; Szabo, Attila & Kasparek, Tomas [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2021). Derivation and Molecular Characterization of a Morphological Subpopulation of Human iPSC Astrocytes Reveal a Potential Role in Schizophrenia and Clozapine Response. Schizophrenia Bulletin. ISSN 0586-7614. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbab092. Full text in Research Archive
  • Reponen, Elina Johanna; Tesli, Martin Steen; Dieset, Ingrid; Steen, Nils Eiel; Vedal, Trude Seselie Jahr & Szabo, Attila [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2021). Adiponectin Is Related to Cardiovascular Risk in Severe Mental Illness Independent of Antipsychotic Treatment. Frontiers in Psychiatry. ISSN 1664-0640. 12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.623192. Full text in Research Archive
  • Osete, Jordi Requena; Akkouh, Ibrahim; Reis de Assis, Denis; Szabo, Attila; Frei, Evgeniia & Hughes, Timothy [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2021). Lithium increases mitochondrial respiration in iPSC-derived neural precursor cells from lithium responders. Molecular Psychiatry. ISSN 1359-4184. doi: 10.1038/s41380-021-01164-4. Full text in Research Archive
  • Akkouh, Ibrahim; Hughes, Timothy; Steen, Vidar Martin; Glover, Joel; Andreassen, Ole Andreas & Djurovic, Srdjan [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Transcriptome analysis reveals disparate expression of inflammation-related miRNAs and their gene targets in iPSC-astrocytes from people with schizophrenia. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. ISSN 0889-1591. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2021.01.037. Full text in Research Archive
  • Reis de Assis, Denis; Szabo, Attila; Osete, Jordi Requena; Puppo, Francesca; O'Connell, Kevin S. & Akkouh, Ibrahim [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2021). Using iPSC Models to Understand the Role of Estrogen in Neuron–Glia Interactions in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Cells. ISSN 2073-4409. 10(2). doi: 10.3390/cells10020209. Full text in Research Archive
  • Veréb, Zoltán; Mazlo, Anett; Szabo, Attila; Póliska, Szilárd; Kiss, Attila & Litauszky, Krisztina [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2020). Vessel Wall-Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Share Similar Differentiation Potential and Immunomodulatory Properties with Bone Marrow-Derived Stromal Cells. Stem Cells International. ISSN 1687-966X. 2020. doi: 10.1155/2020/8847038. Full text in Research Archive
  • Thompson, Caitlin & Szabo, Attila (2020). Psychedelics as a novel approach to treating autoimmune conditions. Immunology Letters. ISSN 0165-2478. 228, p. 45–54. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2020.10.001. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szabo, Attila; Akkouh, Ibrahim; Ueland, Thor; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Dieset, Ingrid & Bjella, Thomas [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2020). Cannabis Use Is Associated With Increased Levels of Soluble gp130 in Schizophrenia but Not in Bipolar Disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry. ISSN 1664-0640. 11, p. 1–10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00642. Full text in Research Archive
  • Wedervang-Resell, Kirsten; Ueland, Thor; Aukrust, Pål; Friis, Svein; Holven, Kirsten Bjørklund & Johannessen, Cecilie Haggag [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2020). Reduced levels of circulating adhesion molecules in adolescents with early-onset psychosis. Nature NPJ Schizophrenia. ISSN 2334-265X. 6, p. 1–8. doi: 10.1038/s41537-020-00112-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nardai, Sandor; Laszlo, Marcell; Szabo, Attila; Alan, Alpar; Hanics, Janos & Zahola, Peter [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2020). N,N-dimethyltryptamine reduces infarct size and improves functional recovery following transient focal brain ischemia in rats. Experimental Neurology. ISSN 0014-4886. 327. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2020.113245.
  • Akkouh, Ibrahim; Ueland, Thor; Hansson, Lars ; Inderhaug, Elin; Hughes, Timothy & Steen, Nils Eiel [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2020). Decreased IL-1β-induced CCL20 response in human iPSC-astrocytes in schizophrenia: Potential attenuating effects on recruitment of regulatory T cells. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. ISSN 0889-1591. 87, p. 634–644. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2020.02.008. Full text in Research Archive
  • Reponen, Elina Johanna; Dieset, Ingrid; Tesli, Martin Steen; Mørch, Ragni Helene; Aas, Monica & Vedal, Trude Seselie Jahr [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2020). Atherogenic lipid ratios related to myeloperoxidase and C-reactive protein levels in psychotic disorders. Frontiers in Psychiatry. ISSN 1664-0640. 11. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00672. Full text in Research Archive
  • Brown, Peter; RELISH, Consortium; Szabo, Attila & Zhou, Yaoqi (2019). Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search. Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation. ISSN 1758-0463. 2019. doi: 10.1093/database/baz085.
  • Uthaug, Malin V.; Lancelotta, Rafael; Szabo, Attila; Davis, Alan K.; Riba, Jordi & Ramaekers, Johannes Geradus (2019). Prospective examination of synthetic 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine inhalation: effects on salivary IL-6, cortisol levels, affect, and non-judgment. Psychopharmacology. ISSN 0033-3158. p. 1–13. doi: 10.1007/s00213-019-05414-w.
  • Szabo, Attila (2019). Effects of Psychedelics on Inflammation and Immunity. In Winkelman, Michael J & Sessa, Ben (Ed.), Advances in Psychedelic Medicine: State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Applications. Praeger. ISSN 978-1-4408-6410-0. p. 193–213.
  • Frecska, Ede; Kovács, Attila Istvan & Szabo, Attila (2019). The Protective Role of Dimethyltryptamine against Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. In Winkelman, Michael J & Sessa, Ben (Ed.), Advances in Psychedelic Medicine: State-of-the-Art Therapeutic Applications. Praeger. ISSN 978-1-4408-6410-0. p. 214–231.
  • Agod, Zsofia; Pazmandi, Kitti; Bencze, Dora; Vereb, Gyorgy; Biro, Tamas & Szabo, Attila [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2018). Signaling Lymphocyte Activation Molecule Family 5 Enhances Autophagy and Fine-Tunes Cytokine Response in Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells via Stabilization of Interferon Regulatory Factor 8. Frontiers in Immunology. ISSN 1664-3224. 9. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00062.
  • Fekete, Tünde; Bencze, Dora; Csoma, Eszter; Szabo, Attila; Biro, Tamas & Bácsi, Attila [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). Regulatory NLRs Control the RLR-Mediated Type I Interferon and Inflammatory Responses in Human Dendritic Cells. Frontiers in Immunology. ISSN 1664-3224. 9. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02314.
  • Fekete, Tunde; Suto, Mate Istvan; Bencze, Dora; Mazlo, Anett; Szabo, Attila & Biro, Tamas [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2018). Human plasmacytoid and monocyte-derived dendritic cells display distinct metabolic profile upon RIG-I activation. Frontiers in Immunology. ISSN 1664-3224. 9. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.03070.
  • Szabo, Attila; Gogolák, Péter; Koncz, Gábor; Földvári, Zsofia; Pazmandi, Kitti & Miltner, Noemi [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2018). Immunomodulatory capacity of the serotonin receptor 5-HT2B in a subset of human dendritic cells. Scientific Reports. ISSN 2045-2322. 8:1765, p. 1–12. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20173-y. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szummer, Csaba; Horvath, Lajos; Szabo, Attila; Frecska, Ede & Orzoi, Kristof (2017). The hyperassociative mind: The psychedelic experience and Merleau-Ponty’s “wild being”. Journal of Psychedelic Studies. ISSN 2559-9283. 2, p. 55–64. doi: 10.1556/2054.01.2017.006.
  • Agod, Zsofia; Fekete, Tunde; Budai, Marietta M; Varga, Aliz; Szabo, Attila & Moon, Hyelim [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2017). Regulation of type I interferon responses by mitochondria-derived reactive oxygen species in plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Redox Biology. ISSN 2213-2317. 13, p. 633–645. doi: 10.1016/j.redox.2017.07.016.
  • Horvath, Lájos; Szummer, Csaba & Szabo, Attila (2017). Weak phantasy and visionary phantasy: the phenomenological significance of altered states of consciousness. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. ISSN 1568-7759. 17(1), p. 117–129. doi: 10.1007/s11097-016-9497-4.
  • Szabo, Attila & Frecska, Ede (2016). Dimethyltryptamine (DMT): a biochemical Swiss Army knife in neuroinflammation and neuroprotection? Neural Regeneration Research. ISSN 1673-5374. 11(3), p. 396–397. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.179041.
  • Szabo, Attila; Fekete, Tunde; Koncz, Gábor; Kumar, Brahma V; Pazmandi, Kitti & Földvári, Zsofia [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2016). RIG-I inhibits the MAPK-dependent proliferation of BRAF mutant melanoma cells via MKP-1. Cellular Signalling. ISSN 0898-6568. 28(5), p. 335–347. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2016.01.012.
  • Frecska, Ede; Kovács, Attila Istvan; Szabo, Attila; Ferencz, Csaba & Móré, Csaba E. (2016). Basics of the medical use of ayahuasca: Physiology of dimethyltryptamine [Az ayahuasca orvosi alkalmazasanak alapjai: A dimetiltriptamin szomatofiziologiaja]. Lege Artis Medicinae. ISSN 0866-4811. 26(9-10), p. 413–420.
  • Szabo, Attila; Kovács, Attila L.; Riba, Jordi; Djurovic, Srdjan; Rajnavölgyi, Éva & Frecska, Ede (2016). The endogenous hallucinogen and trace amine N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) displays potent protective effects against hypoxia via sigma-1 receptor activation in human primary iPSC-derived cortical neurons and microglia-like immune cells. Frontiers in Neuroscience. ISSN 1662-4548. 10:423. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00423. Full text in Research Archive
  • Szabo, Attila (2015). Psychoneuroimmunology and the embodied mind. Lege Artis Medicinae. ISSN 0866-4811. 25(10), p. 445–453.
  • Bacskai, Ildiko; Mazlo, Anett; Kis-Toth, Katalin; Szabo, Attila; Panyi, Gyorgy & Sarkadi, Balazs [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2015). Mesenchymal stromal cell-like cells set the balance of stimulatory and inhibitory signals in monocyte-derived dendritic cells. Stem Cells and Development. ISSN 1547-3287. 24(15), p. 1805–1816. doi: 10.1089/scd.2014.0509.
  • Szabo, Attila; Kazai, Anita; Frecska, Ede & Brys, Zoltan (2015). Psychedelics and quasi-psychedelics in the light of contemporary research: Medical cannabis, MDMA, salvinorin A, ibogaine and ayahuasca. Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica. ISSN 1419-8711. 17(3), p. 120–128.
  • Szabo, Attila (2015). Psychedelics and immunomodulation: novel approaches and therapeutic opportunities. Frontiers in Immunology. ISSN 1664-3224. 6. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2015.00358.
  • Szabo, Attila; Horvath, Lajos & Szummer, Csaba (2014). Phenomenology and altered states of consciousness: A new framework for analysis? Psychologia Hungarica Caroliensis. ISSN 2064-2504. 2(2), p. 7–29. doi: 10.12663/PSYHUNG.2.2014.2.1.
  • Szabo, Attila & Rajnavölgyi, Éva (2014). Finding a fairy in the forest: ELF4, a novel and critical element of type I interferon responses. Cellular & Molecular Immunology. ISSN 1672-7681. 11(3), p. 218–220. doi: 10.1038/cmi.2014.1.
  • Szabo, Attila; Kovacs, Attila; Frecska, Ede & Rajnavölgyi, Éva (2014). Psychedelic N,N-Dimethyltryptamine and 5-Methoxy-N,N-Dimethyltryptamine Modulate Innate and Adaptive Inflammatory Responses through the Sigma-1 Receptor of Human Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 9(8). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106533.
  • Szabo, Attila; Magyarics, Zoltan; Pazmandi, Kitti; Gopcsa, Laszlo; Rajnavölgyi, Éva & Bácsi, Attila (2014). TLR ligands upregulate RIG‐I expression in human plasmacytoid dendritic cells in a type I IFN‐independent manner. Immunology and Cell Biology. ISSN 0818-9641. 92(8), p. 671–678. doi: 10.1038/icb.2014.38.
  • Fekete, Tunde; Pazmandi, Kitti; Szabo, Attila; Bácsi, Attila; Koncz, Gábor & Rajnavölgyi, Éva (2014). The antiviral immune response in human conventional dendritic cells is controlled by the mammalian target of rapamycin. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. ISSN 0741-5400. 96(4), p. 579–589. doi: 10.1189/jlb.2A0114-048RR.
  • Pazmandi, Kitti; Agod, Zsofia; Kumar, Brahma V; Szabo, Attila; Fekete, Tunde & Sogor, Viktoria [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2014). Oxidative modification enhances the immunostimulatory effects of extracellular mitochondrial DNA on plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Free Radical Biology & Medicine. ISSN 0891-5849. 77, p. 281–290. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2014.09.028.
  • Szabo, Attila & Rajnavölgyi, Éva (2013). Collaboration of Toll-like and RIG-I-like receptors in human dendritic cells: tRIGgering antiviral innate immune responses. American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology. ISSN 2164-7712. 2(3), p. 195–207.
  • Szabo, Attila; Gogolák, Péter; Pazmandi, Kitti; Kis-Toth, Katalin; Riedl, Karin & Wizel, Benjamin [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2013). The two-component adjuvant IC31® boosts type i interferon production of human monocyte-derived dendritic cells via ligation of endosomal TLRs. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 8(2). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055264.
  • Brys, Zoltan; Pluhar, Andras; Kis, Tibor J; Buda, Bela & Szabo, Attila (2013). Network analysis of neurotransmitter related human kinase genes. Possible role of SRC, RAF1, PTK2B? Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica. ISSN 1419-8711. 15(3), p. 165–171.
  • Frecska, Ede; Szabo, Attila; Winkelman, Michael J; Luna, Luis Eduardo & McKenna, Dennis J (2013). A possibly sigma-1 receptor mediated role of dimethyltryptamine in tissue protection, regeneration, and immunity. Journal of Neural Transmission. ISSN 0300-9564. 120(9), p. 1295–1303. doi: 10.1007/s00702-013-1024-y.
  • Szabo, Attila & Rajnavölgyi, Éva (2013). The brain-immune-gut triangle: innate immunity in psychiatric and neurological disorders. Current Immunology Reviews. ISSN 1875-631X. 9(4), p. 241–248. doi: 10.2174/1573395509666131203225659.
  • Fekete, Tunde; Szabo, Attila; Beltrame, Luca; Vivar, Nancy; Pivarcsi, Andor & Lanyi, Arpad [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2012). Constraints for monocyte‐derived dendritic cell functions under inflammatory conditions. European Journal of Immunology. ISSN 0014-2980. 42(2), p. 458–469. doi: 10.1002/eji.201141924.
  • Szabo, Attila; Bene, Krisztian; Gogolák, Péter; Rethi, Bence; Lanyi, Arpad & Jankovich, Istvan [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2012). RLR‐mediated production of interferon‐β by a human dendritic cell subset and its role in virus‐specific immunity. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. ISSN 0741-5400. 92(1), p. 159–169. doi: 10.1189/jlb.0711360.
  • Szabo, Attila; Osman, Rolah M; Bacskai, Ildiko; Kumar, Brahma V; Agod, Zsofia & Lanyi, Arpad [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2012). Temporally designed treatment of melanoma cells by ATRA and polyI:C results in enhanced chemokine and IFNβ secretion controlled differently by TLR3 and MDA5. Melanoma research. ISSN 0960-8931. 22(5), p. 351–361. doi: 10.1097/CMR.0b013e328357076c.
  • Benko, Szilvia; Magyarics, Zoltan; Szabo, Attila & Rajnavölgyi, Éva (2008). Dendritic cell subtypes as primary targets of vaccines: the emerging role and cross-talk of pattern recognition receptors. Biological chemistry. ISSN 1431-6730. 389(5), p. 469–485. doi: 10.1515/BC.2008.054.

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  • Stavrum, Anne-Kristin; Szabo, Attila; Fernandes, Carla Patricia Duarte; Frei, Evgeniia; Djurovic, Srdjan & Le Hellard, Stephanie (2020). Epigenetic Effects of THC and CBD in Neuronal Stem Cells.
  • Impellizzeri, Agata Antonina Rita; Szabo, Attila; Fjerdingstad, Hege Brincker; Sullivan, Gareth; Glover, Joel & Andreassen, Ole Andreas [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2017). Using Stem Cells to Understand the Underlying Mechanisms of Polygenic Risk of Severe Mental Disorders.
  • Frecska, Ede & Szabo, Attila (2017). The Endogenous Hallucinogen N, N-Dimethyltryptamine Displays Protective Effects Against Hypoxia in Cultured Human Cortical Neurons and Glial-Like Cells and Protects Against Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Neuropsychopharmacology. ISSN 0893-133X. 43, p. S111–S112. doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.264.
  • Frecska, Ede; Szabo, Attila; Kovacs, Attila & Rajnavölgyi, Éva (2014). The Endogenous Hallucinogen N, N-Dimethyltryptamine and 5-Methoxy-N, N-Dimethyltryptamine Modulate Innate and Adaptive Inflammatory Responses through the sigma-1 Receptor of Human Dendritic Cells. Neuropsychopharmacology. ISSN 0893-133X. p. S620–S621. doi: 10.1038/npp.2014.279.
  • Fekete, Tunde; Pazmandi, Kitti; Szabo, Attila; Bácsi, Attila; Koncz, Gábor & Rajnavölgyi, Éva (2014). The mammalian target of rapamycin controls polyi:C-induced antiviral and inflammatory cytokine responses in human conventional dendritic cells. The FEBS Journal. ISSN 1742-464X. 281.
  • Szabo, Attila; Kovacs, Attila; Frecska, Ede & Rajnavölgyi, Éva (2014). Activation of the Sigma-1 receptor by specific ligands inhibits human inflammatory dendritic cell functions and effector T-lymphocyte responses. Alzheimer's & Dementia. ISSN 1552-5260. 10(4). doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2014.07.017.
  • Rajnavölgyi, Éva; Szabo, Attila; Bene, Krisztian; Lanyi, Arpad; Rethi, Bence & Dezsö, Balazs [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2012). Human CD1a+ dendritic cells mediate potent anti-viral immune responses via Rig-i and Mda5 signalling. Immunology. ISSN 0019-2805. 137.
  • Szabo, Attila; Fekete, Tunde; Beltrame, Luca; Cavalieri, Duccio; Rajnavölgyi, Éva & Rethi, Bence (2010). Dendritic cell inactivation by long-term TLR triggering. International Immunology. ISSN 0953-8178. 22, p. ii10–ii24. doi: 10.1093/intimm/dxq111.

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