Transient IGF-I gene expression during the maturation of functionally related central projection neurons.

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Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is a monomeric peptide with significant homology to proinsulin. IGF-I has a number of potent effects on cultured neural tissue, including the stimulation of mitosis in sympathetic neuroblasts; the promotion of neurite outgrowth in cortical, sensory, and sympathetic neurons; and the induction of oligodendrocyte… (More)

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