Correlations between amygdala volumes and serum levels of BDNF and NGF as a neurobiological markerin adolescents with bipolar disorder

Inal-Emiroglu F. N. , Karabay N., Resmi H., Guleryuz H., Baykara B., Alsen S., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, cilt.182, ss.50-56, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 182
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.04.016
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.50-56


Background: The amygdala is repeatedly implicated as a critical component of the neurocircuitry regulating emotional valence. Studies have frequently reported reduced amygdala volumes in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder (BD). Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) play critical roles in growth, differentiation, maintenance, and synaptic plasticity of neuronal systems in adolescent brain development. The aim of the present study was to assess amygdala volumesand its correlation with serum levels of NGF and BDNF in euthymic adolescents with BD and healthy controls.