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Neurotrophic Factors and Their Potential Applications in Tissue Regeneration
Archivum immunologiae et therapiae experimentalis
  • Nan (Tori) Xiao, University of the Pacific
  • Quynh-Thu Le
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1007/s00005-015-0376-4
Publication Date
4-1-2016
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Abstract

Neurotrophic factors are growth factors that can nourish neurons and promote neuron survival and regeneration. They have been studied as potential drug candidates for treating neurodegenerative diseases. Since their identification, there are more and more evidences to indicate that neurotrophic factors are also expressed in non-neuronal tissues and regulate the survival, anti-inflammation, proliferation and differentiation in these tissues. This mini review summarizes the characteristics of the neurotrophic factors and their potential clinical applications in the regeneration of neuronal and non-neuronal tissues.

Citation Information
Nan (Tori) Xiao and Quynh-Thu Le. "Neurotrophic Factors and Their Potential Applications in Tissue Regeneration" Archivum immunologiae et therapiae experimentalis Vol. 64 Iss. 2 (2016) p. 89 - 99 ISSN: 1661-4917
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nan-xiao/27/