Nerve Growth Factors in Chick and Rat Tissues
Coculture experiments have suggested the existence of tissue-released chemical factors necessary for the initiation and support of nerve-fiber growth (Ebendal and Jacobson, 1977a; Ebendal, 1979, 1981). Such factors may be important in establishing and maintaining the innervated state of various tissues in vivo, and their identity, distribution, and level are of obvious interest for gaining insight into mechanisms of growth and development of neurons.
KeywordsNerve Growth Factor Chick Embryo Ciliary Ganglion Chick Heart Effluent Volume
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