Nerve growth factor involvement in the visual system: Implications in allergic and neurodegenerative diseases

Alessandra Micera, Alessandro Lambiase, Luigi Aloe, Sergio Bonini, Francesca Levi-Schaffer, Stefano Bonini

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Abstract

The purpose of this review is to outline the main role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the visual system and particularly in the ocular surface in physiological and pathological conditions. The present review of experimental and clinical studies will highlight old and recent strategies for treating ocular surface and tear disorders with NGF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-417
Number of pages7
JournalCytokine and Growth Factor Reviews
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

Keywords

  • Allergy
  • Eye
  • Fibrosis
  • Inflammation
  • NGF
  • p75
  • trkA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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