Isolated hepatic granulomas from mice infected with Schistosoma mansoni contain nerve growth factor.

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Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor essential for the development and maintenance of specific neuronal cell populations. In addition, NGF has biological effects on inflammatory cells. The aim of this study was to determine whether NGF is present in chronic inflammation, using isolated hepatic granulomas from mice infected with Schistosoma… (More)

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