neurotropic


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neurotropic

[¦nu̇r·ō¦träp·ik]
(biology)
Having an affinity for nerve tissue.
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The antispasmodic effect on smooth muscles leading to a relief from gastrointestinal symptoms including gastrointestinal discomfort and bowel disease symptoms can be achieved by two types of effective compounds: they should either have neurotropic or musculotropic antispasmodic effects or even both.
These include the TNF, FGF and TGF[beta] superfamilies, proteases, neurotropic factors, interleukins and cytokines and their receptors, angiogenic factors, and adhesion molecules.
He has been a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh since 1992, and currently serves as Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and is co-Director of the Center for Neuroanatomy with Neurotropic Viruses.
Glial cell line-derived neurotropic factor stimulates sertoli cell proliferation in the early postnatal period of rat testis development.
1993) or to elevate brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) mRNA expression levels (Imamura et al.
p75 nerve growth factor receptor staining helps identify desmoplastic and neurotropic melanoma.
It may have some anticholinergic effects, and it's been shown to promote ghat cell line-derived neurotropic factor.
Herpes simplex was chosen as a vector because it is a naturally neurotropic virus, he said.
Although not clear, Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) affecting the hippocampal size has been linked to the depressive spectrum.
20-23) In a recent study of 43 childhood-onset and 50 adult-onset MS patients, and 20 children and 12 adults with other disorders, the intrathecal synthesis of anti-EBV antibodies were detectable in 26% paediatric- and 10% adult-onset MS patients, compared with frequencies ranging from 10-60% for other common neurotropic viruses.
Births in winter are postulated as a risk factor, as neurotropic infections may contribute to schizophrenia in some cases.
It is possible that neurotropic viruses adapt to grow in these cell types resulting in neuronal injury.

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