neurotrophic factor


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neurotrophic factor

 A generic term for any of a family of substances with roles in maintenance and survival of neurons–eg, secretory proteins, nerve growth factors–see there, brain-derived growth factor, neurotrophin-3.
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Voluntary exercise following traumatic brain injury: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor upregulation and recovery of function.
The hypothesis considered that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) might be associated with abnormal neuronal development in the clinical symptom of schizophrenic patients.
Tics are graded on number, frequency, intensity, complexity, and interference.10 Intravenous blood sample was taken from participants to evaluate the neurotrophic factor levels.
(NASDAQ: BCLI) has received a decision to grant notice from the Japanese Patent Office to issue a patent entitled: "Methods of generating mesenchymal stem cells which secrete neurotrophic factors," the company said.
Peripheral lipopolysaccharide administration transiently affects expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, corticotropin and proopiomelanocortin in mouse brain.
Although poorly understood, the proposed mechanisms contributing to increased risk of neurocognitive dysfunction with these conditions include poor glycemic regulation [10] and alterations in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) [11].
We studied a neurotrophic factor which protects fetal nervous system development, differentiation, and metabolism, i.e., brainderived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
The participants who experienced greater fitness gains also experienced greater increases in brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a protein that supports the growth, function and survival of brain cells.
Neurogenesis is stimulated by many factors such as: promoting pathways as potential methods to stimulate NPC proliferation, glial-derived neurotrophic factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, G-CSF, basic fibroblast growth factor--2, insulin-like growth factor--1, bone morphogenetic protein--7, epidermal growth factor, and transforming growth factor--a [10, 11].
We assessed serum levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), nerve growth factor (NGF), neurotrophin (NT)-3, and NT-4/5 in patients with active TR, before and after TR treatment.

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