Neurotrophic factors (or nerve growth factors) are small proteins that enhance the growth and survival potential of neurons. They play important roles in both the development and survival of neurons. In laboratory testing, they have demonstrated that they are capable of regrowing damaged neurons.

In Parkinson’s research, neurotrophic factors are of particular interest for their potential protection of dopamine-producing neurons and motor behaviour recovery.

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