Mini Review
Volume 13 Issue 9 - 2021
Physical Exercise, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
Michael J Chen*
Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
*Corresponding Author: Michael J Chen, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Received: August 02, 2021; Published: August 12, 2021


In this short communication, the two-fold effect that the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has on the neuroprotective neurotrophin, brainderived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is briefly reviewed: (1) The direct effect of the virus on BDNF itself and (2) the indirect effect, also on BDNF, but through forced quarantine, which takes its toll on physical, mental and emotional health.

Keywords: Exercise; BDNF; Physical Activity; COVID-19; Pandemic


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Citation: Michael J Chen. “Physical Exercise, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic”. EC Neurology 13.9 (2021): 02-05.

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