BDNF is a novel marker of cognitive function in ageing women: the DR's EXTRA Study.

@article{Komulainen2008BDNFIA,
  title={BDNF is a novel marker of cognitive function in ageing women: the DR's EXTRA Study.},
  author={Pirjo Komulainen and Maria Pedersen and Tuomo H{\"a}nninen and Helle Bruunsgaard and Timo A Lakka and Miia Kivipelto and Maija Hassinen and Tuomas H Rauramaa and B. Klarland Pedersen and Rainer Rauramaa},
  journal={Neurobiology of learning and memory},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={596-603}
}
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the key molecules modulating brain plasticity. While low circulating levels of BDNF have been suggested to predispose to Alzheimer's disease, very little data are available on its association with cognitive function in general population. We evaluated the association between plasma BDNF levels and cognition in a representative population sample of ageing men and women. The subjects (n=1389) were participants of the Dose-Responses to Exercise… CONTINUE READING