Acidic fibroblast growth factor mRNA is expressed by basal forebrain and striatal cholinergic neurons.

@article{Bizon1996AcidicFG,
  title={Acidic fibroblast growth factor mRNA is expressed by basal forebrain and striatal cholinergic neurons.},
  author={Jennifer L. Bizon and Julie C. Lauterborn and Paul J. Isackson and Christine M Gall},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={366 3},
  pages={
          379-89
        }
}
Evidence for the importance of the basal forebrain cholinergic system in the maintenance of cognitive function has stimulated efforts to identify trophic mechanisms that protect this cell population from atrophy and dysfunction associated with aging and disease. Acidic fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) has been reported to support cholinergic neuronal survival and has been localized in basal forebrain with the use of immunohistochemical techniques. Although these data indicate that aFGF is… CONTINUE READING
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