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  • n. Plural form of neurotrophin.


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  • It turns out that there are numerous chemical growth factors, including several that act in the nervous system, where they are known as neurotrophins.

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  • 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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  • These neurotrophins also influence the process of neuroplasticity, controlling where new nerve branches go, pruning the old, unused ones, and deciding which neurons to connect with others in a neural circuit.15

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  • Scientists behind the study say the stem cells secreted proteins called neurotrophins that protected vulnerable cells from death and rescued memory.

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  • They produce more neurotrophins, which are compounds that increase the formation of new nerve cells and enhance their connectivity.

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  • The other chemical that plays a significant role in memory is called brain-derived neurotrophic factor BDNF, or just neurotrophins if you prefer, which works like Miracle-Gro for your brain.

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  • Unoki K, Yasumura D, Matthes MT, Yancopoulos GD, et al. (1992) Multiple growth factors, cytokines, and neurotrophins rescue photoreceptors from the damaging effects of constant light.

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  • In one study, people with poor blood sugar regulation were discovered to have a smaller neurotrophins which strengthen neurons and encourage new growth.


  • In an earlier study, the researchers found that baroreceptors make a molecule called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which belongs to the family of neurotrophins that play a critical role in the development and plasticity of other nerve cells.

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  • Plasma samples from 245 depressed patients, 229 schizophrenic patients and 254 controls were submitted to multi analyte profiling allowing the evaluation of up to 79 proteins, including a series of cytokines, chemokines and neurotrophins previously suggested to be involved in the pathophysiology of depression and schizophrenia.

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