John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Nerve growth factor and keratinocytes: a role in psoriasis Volume 10, numéro 2, March 2000

Department of Neuropsychosensorial Pathology, Section of Dermatology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Porro 71, 41100 Modena, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 85-90
  • Année de parution : 2000

Nerve growth factor (NGF) belongs to a family of neurotrophic proteins termed the neurotrophin family which also includes brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), NT-4 and NT-5 [1]. NGF was discovered more than forty years ago by the Italian Nobel Prize Rita Levi-Montalcini [2] and isolated by Stanley Cohen in 1960 [3]. NGF is responsible for the maintenance, development and differentiation of several cell types [...]