Evidence for a motor nerve growth factor
Article first published online: 13 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1983 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Muscle & Nerve
Volume 6, Issue 4, pages 243–252, May 1983
How to Cite
Slack, J. R., Hopkins, W. G. and Pockett, S. (1983), Evidence for a motor nerve growth factor. Muscle Nerve, 6: 243–252. doi: 10.1002/mus.880060402
- Issue published online: 13 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 13 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JAN 1983
We review the evidence that a motor nerve growth factor released from muscle has wide ranging effects on the development and maintenance of muscle innervation. The actions of this putative factor on motor neurons are analogous to the actions of the well known nerve growth factor (NGF) on sympathetic and sensory neurons.