About the Authors

Olaoluwa Okusaga

Affiliations Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Olesja Muravitskaja

Affiliation Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Dietmar Fuchs

Affiliation Division of Biological Chemistry, Biocenter Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

Ayesha Ashraf

Affiliation Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Sarah Hinman

Affiliation Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Ina Giegling

Affiliation Section of Molecular and Clinical Neurobiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Annette M. Hartmann

Affiliation Section of Molecular and Clinical Neurobiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Bettina Konte

Affiliation Section of Molecular and Clinical Neurobiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Marion Friedl

Affiliation Section of Molecular and Clinical Neurobiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Jason Schiffman

Affiliation Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Elliot Hong

Affiliation Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC), Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Gloria Reeves

Affiliations Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, University of Maryland Child and Adolescent Mental Health Innovations Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Maureen Groer

Affiliation University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Robert Dantzer

Affiliation The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Dan Rujescu

Contributed equally to this work with: Dan Rujescu, Teodor T. Postolache

Affiliations Section of Molecular and Clinical Neurobiology, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany, Department of Psychiatry, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany

Teodor T. Postolache

Contributed equally to this work with: Dan Rujescu, Teodor T. Postolache

tpostolache@psych.umaryland.edu

Affiliations Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, University of Maryland Child and Adolescent Mental Health Innovations Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, VISN 5 Capitol Health Care Network Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, VISN 19 MIRECC, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TTP DR. Performed the experiments: IG AMH BK MF. Analyzed the data: OO TTP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DF. Wrote the paper: OO OM DF AA SH IG AMH BK MF JS EH GR MG RD DR TTP.