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nerve growth factor

[′nərv ‚grōth ‚fak·tər]
(neuroscience)
A multimeric protein that promotes nerve cell growth and may protect some types of nerve cells from damage, including nerve cells in the cholinergic system.
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Neurotrophins, namely nerve growth factor, brain derived nerve growth factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3, neurotrophin-4 and neurotrophin-5, regulate development and differentiation of the nervous system starting from the prenatal period.
In addition to ALTROPANE, BLSI's products in development include: FLUORATEC(TM), a radioimaging agent for the diagnosis of PD and ADHD; Inosine and AF-1, nerve growth factors for the treatment of acute and chronic CNS disorders; Troponin I, a naturally-occurring anti-angiogenesis factor for the treatment of solid tumors; and novel therapies for the treatment of PD and ADHD.
BLSI's products in development include: ALTROPANE(R) and FLUORATEC(TM) radioimaging agents for the diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Inosine and AF-1, nerve growth factors for the treatment of acute and chronic CNS disorders; Troponin I, a naturally-occurring anti-angiogenesis factor for the treatment of solid tumors; and novel therapies for the treatment of PD and ADHD.
Promising research into such novel therapeutic targets as nerve growth factors, could provide the answer that many patients and families have been seeking for years.