Characterization of Trophic Factors Stored and Secreted by Neurons

  • K. Unsicker
  • D. Blottner
  • D. Gehrke
  • C. Grothe
  • D. Heymann
  • F. Stögbauer
  • R. Westermann
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 265)


Naturally occurring neuronal cell death during development is generally accepted to be regulated in part by neurotrophic factors (NTFs) (Berg 1982; Cunningham 1982; Oppenheim 1985). Beyond neural development NTFs are also involved in the maintenance and regeneration of the peripheral and central nervous system (Levi-Montalcini 1972; Johnson et al. 1980; Gage et a. 1986).


Nerve Growth Factor Dorsal Root Ganglion Neuron Chromaffin Cell Adrenal Chromaffin Cell Chromaffin Granule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Unsicker
    • 1
  • D. Blottner
    • 1
  • D. Gehrke
    • 1
  • C. Grothe
    • 1
  • D. Heymann
    • 1
  • F. Stögbauer
    • 1
  • R. Westermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Cell BiologyUniversity of MarburgMarburgGermany

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