The fibroblast growth factor family and mood disorders.

H Akil; SJ Evans; CA Turner; J Perez; RM Myers; WE Bunney; EG Jones; SJ Watson; Pritzker Consortium
Novartis Found Symp. 2008; 289:94-100, 193-195.


While there has been a great deal of interest in the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in mood disorders and/or the mode of action of antidepressants, less is known about the role of other growth factors. This paper is focused on a group of growth factors, the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family and their potential role in mood disorders.