Markus Leo

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a member of the neurotrophin family and a ligand for the tropomyosin-receptor kinase B (TrkB), mediates neuronal survival, differentiation, and synaptic plasticity. However, BDNF is not used to treat neurodegenerative diseases because of its poor pharmacokinetic profile, side effects, and absence of survival(More)
Cisplatin is important in the treatment of various types of cancer. Although it is highly effective, it also has severe side effects, with neurotoxicity in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons being one of the most common. The key mechanisms of neurotoxicity are still controversially discussed; however, disturbances of the calcium homeostasis in DRG neurons(More)
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