Brain-derived neurotrophic factor protein and mRNA levels in patients with bipolar mania – A preliminary study

@inproceedings{Lin2016BrainderivedNF,
  title={Brain-derived neurotrophic factor protein and mRNA levels in patients with bipolar mania – A preliminary study},
  author={Chin-Chuen Lin and Chien-Te Lee and Ya-Ting Lo and Tiao-Lai Huang},
  booktitle={Biomedical journal},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) protein or mRNA levels may be involved in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder. However, the results were inconsistent. We aimed to simultaneously investigate the relationship of BDNF protein and mRNA levels in peripheral blood of patients with bipolar mania. METHODS Patients with bipolar mania (n = 30) and healthy controls (n = 30) were recruited during our one-year study. Psychiatric diagnoses were made according to Diagnostic and… CONTINUE READING
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