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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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Key words: Brain derived nerve growth factor, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus
Or it may create oases en route in which nonnerve cells gather nerve growth factors and then release them to help sustain nerves passing by, Jaenisch suggests.
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.