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Role of Cytokine Signaling during Nervous System Development
AbstractCytokines are signaling proteins that were first characterized as components of the immune response, but have been found to have pleiotropic effects in diverse aspects of body function in health and disease. They are secreted by numerous cells and are used extensively in intercellular communications to produce different activities, including intricate processes engaged in the ontogenetic development of the brain. This review discusses factors involved in brain growth regulation and recent findings exploring cytokine signaling pathways during development of the central nervous system. In view of existing data suggesting roles for neurotropic cytokines in promoting brain growth and repair, these molecules and their signaling pathways might become targets for therapeutic intervention in neurodegenerative processes due to diseases, toxicity, or trauma.
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Mousa, A.; Bakhiet, M. Role of Cytokine Signaling during Nervous System Development. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 13931-13957.View more citation formats
Mousa A, Bakhiet M. Role of Cytokine Signaling during Nervous System Development. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(7):13931-13957.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mousa, Alyaa; Bakhiet, Moiz. 2013. "Role of Cytokine Signaling during Nervous System Development." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 7: 13931-13957.