McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric disease and obesity. The key lies in the genomic deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, a nervous system growth factor that plays a critical role in brain development.
Deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor leads to major depression, anxiety, and obesity.
Wed, 2012-10-10 12:52
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