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Mast cells synthesize, store, and release nerve growth factor.
Mast cells and nerve growth factor (NGF) have both been reported to be involved in neuroimmune interactions and tissue inflammation. In many peripheral tissues, mast cells interact with theExpand
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Nerve Growth Factor Is an Autocrine Survival Factor for Memory B Lymphocytes
Production of nerve growth factor (NGF) was assessed in cultures of human T and B lymphocytes and macrophages. NGF was constitutively produced by B cells only, which also expressed surface p140trk-AExpand
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Nerve growth factor: from the early discoveries to the potential clinical use
The physiological role of the neurotrophin nerve growth factor (NGF) has been characterized, since its discovery in the 1950s, first in the sensory and autonomic nervous system, then in centralExpand
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Circulating nerve growth factor levels are increased in humans with allergic diseases and asthma.
Nerve growth factor (NGF) serum levels were measured in 49 patients with asthma and/or rhinoconjunctivitis and/or urticaria-angioedema. Clinical and biochemical parameters, such as bronchialExpand
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Aggressive behavior induces release of nerve growth factor from mouse salivary gland into the bloodstream.
Intraspecific fighting induced by 6-8 weeks of social isolation results in massive release of nerve growth factor (NGF) into the bloodstream of adult male mice. The amount of circulating NGF isExpand
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Emotional stress induced by parachute jumping enhances blood nerve growth factor levels and the distribution of nerve growth factor receptors in lymphocytes.
We examined the plasma nerve growth factor (NGF) level and the distribution of NGF receptors in peripheral lymphocytes of young soldiers (mean age, 20-24 yr) experiencing the thrill of a novice aboutExpand
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Expression and function of nerve growth factor and nerve growth factor receptor on cultured keratinocytes.
Keratinocytes, a key cellular component both for homeostasis and pathophysiologic processes of the skin, secrete a number of cytokines and are stimulated by several growth factors. Nerve growthExpand
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A proposed autacoid mechanism controlling mastocyte behaviour
Evidence is provided here supporting the existence of a novel autacoid mechanism negatively modulating mast cell behaviour in response to noxious stimuliin vivo; hence, the denomination “autacoidExpand
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Human CD4+ T cell clones produce and release nerve growth factor and express high-affinity nerve growth factor receptors.
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence shows that nerve growth factor (NGF) plays a role in the complex and fascinating linkage between the nervous and the immune systems due to its ability to modulateExpand
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