Activin to the rescue for overexcited neurons

Mark P. Mattson

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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
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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