Brain-derived neurotrophic factor predicts physical health in untreated patients with hepatitis C.


To the Editor: B rain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), as the most abundant growth factor in the brain, has several functions in neural development and regeneration (1). This factor may e involved in mood disorders, cognitive problems, and chronic atigue syndrome (1–3). Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is thought to ause neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as mood… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.01.028


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