Induction of nerve growth factor by phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate is dependent upon the mitogen activated protein kinase pathway

Several small molecules have been identified that induce glial cells to synthesize and secrete nerve growth factor (NGF), a critical neurotrophin that supports neuronal growth and survival, and as such show promise in the development of drugs for the chemoprevention of Alzheimer's disease. To map the signal transduction cascade leading to NGF synthesis and… CONTINUE READING