Barbara Murray Fenner

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BDNF activates trkB receptors to regulate neuronal survival, differentiation, and proliferation. Mutations in the BDNF gene, altered BDNF expression, and altered trkB expression are associated with degenerative and psychiatric disorders. The full-length trkB receptor (trkB.tk(+)) undergoes autophosphorylation to activate intracellular signaling pathways.(More)
Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a potent mediator of cell survival and differentiation and can reverse neuronal injury associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Tropomyosin receptor kinase B (trkB) is the high affinity receptor for BDNF. There are two major trkB isoforms, the full-length receptor (trkB.tk+) and the truncated receptor (trkB.t1),(More)
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