Stimulation of the neurotrophin receptor TrkB on astrocytes drives nitric oxide production and neurodegeneration


Neurotrophin growth factors support neuronal survival and function. In this study, we show that the expression of the neurotrophin receptor TrkB is induced on astrocytes in white matter lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Surprisingly, mice lacking TrkB specifically in astrocytes were… (More)
DOI: 10.1084/jem.20110698


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