From neurotoxin to neurotrophin

Christian Mirescu, Elizabeth Gould

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Glucocorticoids are important for neuronal function, but their release in conjunction with a brain injury can intensity neuronal death, causing more harm than good. A new study shows that delivery of genes that have been modified to alter glucocorticoid signaling can block the toxic effects of the hormone in vitro and in vivo, converting what was once a neuron's worst enemy into its best friend.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)899-900
Number of pages2
JournalNature neuroscience
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


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