nerve growth factor


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a protein that is involved in the growth of peripheral nerve cells

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Nerve growth factor signaling, neuroprotection, and neural repair.
You can think of it as an off-the-shelf biopharmaceutical that when injected into the human brain will induce the target neurons to produce or express and secrete only nerve growth factor and therefore provide support to NBM cholinergic neurons," he explained.
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.
5) Rita Levi-Montalcini, "The Nerve Growth Factor 35 Years Later,"
With chlorpyrifos addition during mid-differentiation (four days after nerve growth factor pretreatment), ChAT was unaffected, but TH was increased slightly.
Nerve growth factor (NGF), a neurotrophic factor, has been proven experimentally to stimulate regulated growth in sympathetic neurons and to direct axon growth.
Studies of the neurotropic desmoplastic variant of melanoma have correlated the overexpression of the 75-kD neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR), a cell-surface molecule, and its ligand, nerve growth factor, with the propensity for perineural invasion.
Engineered chemicals known as nerve growth factor seem to slow the debilitating illness.
In their experiment, the researchers took skin samples from the patients and genetically modified them to produce extra nerve growth factor, a protein that prevents cell death and stimulates cell function.
The company has exclusive rights to related technology that is being used in an ongoing Phase I clinical study at the UCSD, delivering nerve growth factor to Alzheimer's disease patients by gene therapy.
PC12 cells can be induced to differentiate into a neuron-like cell and project neurite extensions from the cell body within 24 hours of stimulation with Nerve Growth Factor (NGF).
The effect of a kampo medicine, Ninjin-yoei-to (NYT; Ren-shen-yang-rong-tang in Chinese) on nerve growth factor (NGF) secretion from the cultured rat astrocytes was examined in vitro.
Instead they repair and rebuild themselves using proteins called Nerve Growth Factor (NGF).
The treatment involves injecting Nerve Growth Factor - a protein thought to develop the brain in foetuses and babies - into the brain to protect tissue from the disease.