Diabetes mellitus may induce cardiovascular disease by decreasing neuroplasticity

Zheng, Zhihua and Wu, Junyan and Wang, Ruolun and Zeng, Yingtong (2014) Diabetes mellitus may induce cardiovascular disease by decreasing neuroplasticity. Functional Neurology, 29 (1). pp. 7-13. ISSN 1971-3274

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Neuroplasticity has been defined “the ability of the nervous system to respond to intrinsic or extrinsic stimuli by reorganizing its structure, function and connections”. The nervous system monitors and coordinates internal organ function. Thus neuroplasticity may be associated with the pathogenesis of other diseases besides neuropsychiatric diseases. Decreased neuroplasticity is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and a disease related to decreased neuroplasticity may confer a greater CVD risk. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is related to CVD and DM induces decreased neuroplasticity, which is manifested as depression, Alzheimer's disease and diabetic neuropathy. Therefore we conclude that DM may induce CVD by decreasing neuroplasticity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes mellitus (DM), glucocorticoid, neuro-plasticity
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 16:58
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 16:58
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/11058

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