Drug Boosts Growth Factor to Jump-Start Rapid Antidepressant Response, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Study  
6/23/2011 8:07:02 AM

A study in mice has pinpointed a pivotal new player in triggering the rapid antidepressant response produced by ketamine. By deactivating a little-known enzyme, the drug takes the brakes off rapid synthesis of a key growth factor thought to lift depression, say researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health.