Neuropeptides, neuropeptidases and brain asymmetry.

  title={Neuropeptides, neuropeptidases and brain asymmetry.},
  author={Manuel Ram{\'i}rez and Isabel Prieto and F. Vives and Marc de Gasparo and Francisco A. Alba},
  journal={Current protein & peptide science},
  volume={5 6},
Brain asymmetry is understood as an anatomical, functional or neurochemical difference between the two hemispheres. It is not a static but rather a dynamic phenomenon in which both environmental and endogenous factors act as modulators. Aging modifies brain asymmetry, and an imbalance in specific asymmetries characterizes some brain disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, infantile autism or Alzheimer's disease. However, it is not clear whether these changes are a cause or a consequence of… CONTINUE READING
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