Raised plasma nerve growth factor levels associated with early-stage romantic love

  title={Raised plasma nerve growth factor levels associated with early-stage romantic love},
  author={E. Emanuele and P. Politi and M. Bianchi and P. Minoretti and D. Geroldi},
  • E. Emanuele, P. Politi, +2 authors D. Geroldi
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology
  • Our current knowledge of the neurobiology of romantic love remains scanty. In view of the complexity of a sentiment like love, it would not be surprising that a diversity of biochemical mechanisms could be involved in the mood changes of the initial stage of a romance. In the present study, we have examined whether the early romantic phase of a loving relationship could be associated with alterations in circulating levels of neurotrophins (NTs). Plasma levels of NGF, BDNF, NT-3 and NT-4 were… CONTINUE READING
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