The nature of the trophic action of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, des(1-3)-insulin-like growth factor-1, and basic fibroblast growth factor on mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons developing in culture.


Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, basic fibroblast growth factor and des(1-3)-insulin-like growth factor-1, a brain specific form of insulin-like growth factor-1, were analysed, in the rat, for their influence on survival, morphological growth, and transmitter-specific differentiation of dopaminergic neurons in vitro. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, des… (More)