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Featured article: Neurotrophins and emotions after mild traumatic brain injury

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a key role in the central nervous system, and growing evidence supports its involvement in psychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. This study shows a correlation between the rs6265 variant in the BDNF gene and the emotional response after mild traumatic brain injury.

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Aims and scope

BMC Medical Genetics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the effects of genetic variation in individuals, families and among populations in relation to human health and disease.


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  • Dan Rujescu, Universitätsklinikum Halle, Germany
  • Danish Saleheen, University of Pennsylvania​​​​​​​, USA

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