Journal article

Peripheral brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) as a biomarker in bipolar disorder: a meta-analysis of 52 studies

Brisa S Fernandes, Marc L Molendijk, Cristiano A Koehler, Jair C Soares, Claudio Manuel GS Leite, Rodrigo Machado-Vieira, Thamara L Ribeiro, Jessica C Silva, Paulo MG Sales, Joao Quevedo, Viola Oertel-Knoechel, Eduard Vieta, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto, Michael Berk, Andre F Carvalho

BMC Medicine | BMC | Published : 2015

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by CNPq, Brazil

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Funding Acknowledgements

BSF is supported by a postdoctoral scholarship and by a research grant MCTI/CNPQ/Universal 14/2014461833/2014-0, both from CNPq, Brazil. CAK is a recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship from CAPES, Brazil. JCS is supported by NIMH grant R01 085667, the Dunn Foundation and the JQ are supported by research fellowship awards from CNPq (Brazil, level IA). AFC is the recipient of a research fellowship from CNPq (Brazil, level II). MB is supported by a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship 1059660. None of these agencies had any role in the design and conduct of the study, or decision to submit the manuscript for publication. We thank all authors of the included papers, particularly Drs. Natalie L. Rasgon, Deniz Ceylan, Camilla Langan, Pedro Magalhaes, Antonio L. Teixeira, Yuan-Hwa Chou, Iria Grande, Chenyu Ye, Izabela Barbosa, Menan Rabie, Ru-Band Lu, Ana Gonzales-Pinto, Reiji Yoshimura, Flavio Kapczinski, and Christoph Laske, who kindly provided unpublished data for the paper.