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  • noun biochemistry Any of a group of proteins that stimulate the growth of nerve cells

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  • Researchers wrote, "Cannabinoids offer a multi-faceted approach for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease by providing neuroprotection and reducing neuroinflammation, whilst simultaneously supporting the brain's intrinsic repair mechanisms by augmenting neurotrophin expression and enhancing neurogenesis (the formation of new brain cells)."

    Paul Armentano: Research Leaves No Cloud In Medical Pot Debate

  • But there's also a number of these proteins or molecules called neurotrophins, and some of them are produced in the brain, such as the brain- derived neurotrophin factor or BDNF, and some of them are produced in the periphery, such as IGF1 or insulin-like growth factor 1 produced in the muscles and other regions of the periphery.

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  • And IGF1 can cross the blood-brain barrier, go into the brain, and it seems to be an early point in this molecular cascade or pathway which stimulates the next neurotrophin, BDNF, which stimulates in turn neurogenesis and new connections and so forth.

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  • Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin which plays survival - and growth-promoting activity in neuronal cells and it is involved in cellular plasticity mechanisms as it controls activity dependent synaptic transmission.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin which plays survival - and growth-promoting activity in neuronal cells and it is involved in cellular plasticity mechanisms as it controls activity dependent synaptic transmission.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • From the analysis of the data from schizophrenia sample, it can be observed that the strong separation from controls is due to protein analytes belonging to the growth factors and neurotrophin family, such as BDNF, EGF or stem cell factor, and to a lesser extent from member of the chemokine/cytokine family.

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  • From the analysis of the data from schizophrenia sample, it can be observed that the strong separation from controls is due to protein analytes belonging to the growth factors and neurotrophin family, such as BDNF, EGF or stem cell factor, and to a lesser extent from member of the chemokine/cytokine family.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin which plays survival - and growth-promoting activity in neuronal cells and it is involved in cellular plasticity mechanisms as it controls activity dependent synaptic transmission.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • His work suggests that these changes are mediated by the inhibition of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), disrupting the release of the trans-synaptic signaling neurotrophin, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).

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  • Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin which plays survival - and growth-promoting activity in neuronal cells and it is involved in cellular plasticity mechanisms as it controls activity dependent synaptic transmission.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

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