Fiona M Hurley

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Neurotrophic factors have the potential for therapeutic use in Parkinson's disease (PD) to support the remaining dopaminergic neurons and protect them against the ongoing disease process. We have examined the effects of the neurotrophin growth and differentiation factor-5 (GDF-5) in a rat model of Parkinson's disease, the intrastriatal 6-hydroxydopamine(More)
Growth/differentiation factor 5 (GDF5) is a neurotrophic factor that promotes the survival of midbrain dopaminergic neurons in vitro and in vivo and as such is potentially useful in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). This study shows that a continuous supply of GDF5, produced by transplanted GDF5-overexpressing CHO cells in vivo, has neuroprotective(More)
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