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Nature Neuroscience  6, 655 - 656 (2003)
doi:10.1038/nn0703-655

The skinny on neurotrophins

Brent E Wisse & Michael W Schwartz

The authors are at the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA.

Correspondence should be addressed to Michael W Schwartz mschwart@u.washington.edu
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is best known as a regulator of brain development and plasticity. New evidence suggests that BDNF is also a component of the hypothalamic melanocortin pathway that controls body weight in adults.

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