nerve growth factor
noun Date: 1962 a protein that promotes development of the sensory and sympathetic nervous systems and is required for maintenance of sympathetic neurons

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  • nerve growth factor — A peptide (13.26 kD) of 118 amino acids (usually dimeric) with both chemotropic and chemotrophic properties for sympathetic and sensory neurons. Found in a variety of peripheral tissues, NGF attracts neurites to the tissues by chemotropism, where …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • nerve growth factor — Biochem. a protein that promotes the growth, organization, and maintenance of sympathetic and some sensory nerve cells. Abbr.: NGF [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • nerve growth factor — A protein made by the body that causes certain nerve cells to grow and helps keep them alive …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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