nerve growth factor


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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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Nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor mRNAs are regulated in distinct cell populations of rat heart after ischaemia and reperfusion.
Honegger P, Lenoir D (1982) Nerve growth factor (NGF) stimulation of cholinergic telencephalic neurons in aggregating cell cultures.
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Upon addition of nerve growth factor (NGF), PC12 cells begin to differentiate and develop axonal projections and electrical excitability (Das and Barone 1999; Fujita et al.
While the untreated group lost cholinergic neurons, the connections were restored in treated monkeys, whose neurons released nerve growth factor.
While working with the only defined neurotrophic factor known at that time, nerve growth factor (NGF), he observed biological activity that allowed the survival of cultured embryonic neurons that could not be attributed to the presence of nerve-growth factor (NGF).
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6 December 2011 - AnaptysBio Inc, a US-based therapeutic antibody company, said on Monday that the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal had published the results of a research programme that led to the discovery of new fully-human antibodies against human nerve growth factor (NGF) using AnaptysBio's SHM-XEL platform.
All the growth factors we've tested - oncomodulin, inosine, brain-derived neurotropic factor, nerve growth factor - act through Mst3b.
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a secreted protein which induces the differentiation and survival of particular target neurons.