Accession Number:

ADA339353

Title:

Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and Traumatic Brain Injury (Head and Spinal)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Dec 96-14 Dec 97

Corporate Author:

KENTUCKY UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION LEXINGTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The long term objective of this study is to improve functional outcome following traumatic brain injury TBI by enhancing mechanisms which are neuroprotective. This study investigates the role of neurotrophic factors in attenuating neuronal injury after brain trauma. Neurotrophic factors are a family of structurally related polypeptides which have been shown to play a critical role during neuronal development and appear to mediate a protective response to trauma and disease in mature animals.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE