Potential of neurotrophic factors in therapy of Parkinson’s disease

  • J. C. Möller
  • J. Sautter
  • A. Kupsch
Conference paper
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 48)


Neurotrophic factors of dopaminergic neurons may represent a potential neuroprotective therapy for PD. This article reviews published experiments that demonstrate the effects of neurotrophic factors on dopaminergic neurons in vitro and in vivo. At present this issue is predominantly investigated in basic neuroscientific research. Its possible future clinical relevance is discussed.


Nerve Growth Factor Neurotrophic Factor Dopaminergic Neuron Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor Trophic Action 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Möller
    • 1
  • J. Sautter
    • 1
  • A. Kupsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of MunichMunichGermany

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