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Plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels, learning capacity and cognition in patients with first episode psychosis

  • Sonia Ruiz de Azua1,
  • Carlos Matute2,
  • Laura Stertz2, 3,
  • Fernando Mosquera1,
  • Aitor Palomino2,
  • Iris de la Rosa1,
  • Sara Barbeito1,
  • Patricia Vega1,
  • Flávio Kapczinski3 and
  • Ana González-Pinto1Email author
BMC Psychiatry201313:27

Received: 31 October 2012

Accepted: 14 January 2013

Published: 15 January 2013

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Original Submission
31 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
3 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marcella Bellani
4 Dec 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - marie-cecile BRALET
8 Jan 2013 Author responded Author comments - Ana Gonzalez-Pinto
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Jan 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
15 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-13-27

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Authors’ Affiliations

CIBERSAM (Biomedical Research Center in Mental Health Net), University Hospital of Alava, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain
CIBERNED. Neuroscience Department and Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, University of the Basque 514 Country, Vizcaya, Spain
Bipolar Disorders Program & INCT Translational Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil