neurotrophic factor


: any of a group of neuropeptides (such as nerve growth factor) that regulate the growth, differentiation, and survival of neurons
… transplantation of neural precursor cells into the spinal cord of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may be beneficial as a platform for delivering neurotrophic factors that promote neuron differentiation and growth.Robert H. Brown Jr., Science

called also neurotrophin

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“Neurotrophic factor.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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