Falk Schürer

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Neurotrophins such as nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are critically implicated in development and maintenance of function of neurons. Neurodevelopment is reported to be impaired in schizophrenia and vulnerable schizophrenic brains may be more sensitive to toxic influences. Thus, cannabis as a neurotoxin, may be more(More)
Neurotrophins such as nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are important for the development and maintenance of neuron function. Neurodevelopment is thought to be impaired in schizophrenia, and vulnerable schizophrenic brains may be more sensitive to toxic influences. Thus, cannabis as a neurotoxin (and other substances)(More)
Background Under physiological conditions, the melano-cortin system is a crucial part of the complex network regulating food intake and energy expenditure. In pathological states, like cachexia, these two parameters are deregulated, i.e., food intake is decreased and energy expenditure is increased—a vicious combination leading to catabolism. Agouti-related(More)
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