Low levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and tyrosine kinase receptor B are related to loss of dentate granule cells after prolonged low-protein feeding in the rat.

@article{Mesquita2002LowLO,
  title={Low levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and tyrosine kinase receptor B are related to loss of dentate granule cells after prolonged low-protein feeding in the rat.},
  author={Rui M Mesquita and Pedro Alberto Pereira and Jos{\'e} Paulo Andrade},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={330 2},
  pages={155-8}
}
Protein deprivation leads to neuronal and synaptic loss in the hippocampal formation, and to behavioral changes. We suggested that these effects could result from alterations in the levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and tyrosine kinase receptor B (TrkB). To investigate this issue, adult rats were submitted to protein deprivation for 6… CONTINUE READING