Emerging role of the FGF system in psychiatric disorders

Marco A. Riva, Raffaella Molteni, Francesco Bedogni, Giorgio Racagni, Fabio Fumagalli

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Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) comprise several peptides that, by interacting with a family of FGF receptors, participate in brain development and contribute to neuronal repair and plasticity. Recent evidence suggests that the expression of FGFs is altered in mood disorders and can be regulated by psychotropic drugs. This provides further support to the notion that neurotrophic molecules might have a role in the etiology and treatment of mental disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Pharmacological Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology


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