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Neurotrophins as Regulators of Visual Cortical Plasticity

Castrén Eero and Fernando Maya Vetencourt José

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0027
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter describes neurotrophins as regulators of visual cortical plasticity. It illustrates that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) are popular candidate ... More


Activity-Dependent Development of Inhibitory Synapses and Innervation Pattern in the Visual Cortex: From BDNF to GABA Signaling

Josh Huang Z.

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter hypothesizes that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) acts as an activity-dependent retrograde signal to regulate synapse growth. The influences of altering γ-aminobutyric acid ... More


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