Nerve growth factor in the anterior pituitary: localization in mammotroph cells and cosecretion with prolactin by a dopamine-regulated mechanism.

@article{Missale1996NerveGF,
  title={Nerve growth factor in the anterior pituitary: localization in mammotroph cells and cosecretion with prolactin by a dopamine-regulated mechanism.},
  author={Cristina Missale and Flora Boroni and Sandra Sigala and A Buriani and M. Fabris and Alberta Leon and R dal Toso and PierFranco Spano},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 9},
  pages={4240-5}
}
Nerve growth factor (NGF) is well characterized for its neurotrophic actions on peripheral sensory and sympathetic neurons and on central cholinergic neurons of the basal forebrain. Recent evidence, however, has shown high levels of NGF to be present in a variety of biological fluids after inflammatory and autoimmune responses, suggesting that NGF is a mediator of immune interactions. Increased NGF serum levels have been reported in both humans and experimental animal models of psychological… CONTINUE READING

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