Activin to the rescue for overexcited neurons

Mark P. Mattson

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Abstract

Overactivation of receptors for the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate may be involved in disorders ranging from epilepsy to Alzheimer disease. This destructive pathway may be held in check by basic fibroblast growth factor acting through an intermediary cytokine called activin A (pages 812-815).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-741
Number of pages3
JournalNature Medicine
Volume6
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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