Is BDNF biological link between depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus
Medical Hypotheses, 06/15/2012
Wang J et al. – The authors propose that Brain–derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may play an important role linking depression and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Studies examining the components of the BDNF system in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and depression may provide new understanding into the link between depression and T2DM. Such studies might also help us to identify potential treatment targets for these two common disorders.