Trophic factors therapy in Parkinson's disease.

  title={Trophic factors therapy in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Shilpa Ramaswamy and Katherine E Soderstrom and Jeffrey H. Kordower},
  journal={Progress in brain research},
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder for which there is currently no effective neuroprotective therapy. Patients are typically treated with a combination of drug therapies and/or receive deep brain stimulation to combat behavioral symptoms. The ideal candidate therapy would be the one which prevents neurodegeneration in the brain, thereby halting the progression of debilitating disease symptoms. Neurotrophic factors have been in the forefront of PD research, and… CONTINUE READING