Regulation of Gene Expression in Nerve Cells: Effect of Growth and Trophic Factors

  • A. M. Giuffrida Stella
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 22)


The regulation of gene expression in nerve cells has been widely studied and to some extent elucidated, although many aspects concerned with specialized functions of neuronal and glial cells in specific brain regions remain to be better investigated. The great progress made during the last few years by molecular neurobiology with the use of recombinant DNA and in situ hybridization techniques (Branks and Wilson, 1986) has been and, hopefully, will be very useful for the elucidation of many as yet unknown special features of gene expression regulation in nervous system.


Nerve Growth Factor Nerve Growth Factor Receptor Postnatal Development Epidermal Growth Factor Treatment Polypeptide Growth Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Giuffrida Stella
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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