Effect of antidepressants on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) release from platelets in the rats.


Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) belongs to the neurotrophin family, and enhances the growth and maintenance of several neuronal systems. In addition, BDNF may promote neurogenesis and protect against hippocampal volume loss in depressive disorders. Although first detected in brain, BDNF also exists in peripheral tissues and is mainly stored in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2010.07.036