A protein that stimulates the growth of neurons and the formation of neural networks.
A neurochemical that promotes the sprouting of new neuronal connections.
a protein that is involved in the growth of peripheral nerve cells
a substance that maintains the health of nerve cells. NGF also promotes the growth of axons and dendrites, the parts of the nerve cell that are essential to its ability to communicate with other nerve cells.
one of a family of proteins that nourish and sustain neurons.
A substance whose role is to guide neuronal growth during embryonic development, especially in the peripheral nervous system.
a naturally produced substance that has many roles in the maintenance of nerves and nerve cells, especially sensory ones. Synthetic, RECOMBINANT NGF is a proposed therapy for HIV- and drug-associated NEUROPATHIES.
A "vitamin" for nerve cells. NGF, a protein, supports survival of embryonic neurons, and regulates neurotransmitters.
(nurv grohth FAK-ter) A protein made by the body that causes certain nerve cells to grow and helps keep them alive.
a naturally occurring hormone that stimulates the growth of neurones.
a neurotrophic factor that promotes the repair of cholinergic neurons.
A protein neurotrophin that stimulates neurite outgrowth and influences gene expression in neurons by activating trkA receptors (tyrosine receptor kinase type A).
Protein that nourishes and protects nerve cells.
A protein that promotes nerve cell growth and may protect some types of nerve cells from damage.
Nerve growth factor (NGF), the prototypical growth factor, is a protein secreted by a neuron's target. NGF is critical for the survival and maintenance of sympathetic and sensory neurons. NGF is released from the target cells, binds to and activates its high affinity receptor (Trk A), and is internalized into the responsive neuron.