Â© Freund Publishing House Ltd., London Reviews in the Neurosoiences, 4, 41-62 (1993) Enrico Alleva, Luigi Aloe* and Sabrina Bigi Section of Behavioural Pathophysiology Laboratorio di Fisiopatologia di Organo e di Sistema Istituto Superiore di Sanita Viale Regina Elena 299,1-00161, Rome *Istituto di Neurobiologia, C.N.R. Viale Marx 15,1-00156, Rome Italy SUMMARY AN UPDATED ROLE FOR THE OLD NGF MOLECULE Increasing attention has been focused on the role(s) of nerve growth factor (NGF) in neurobehavioural regulations of adult vertebrates. This interest springs from the emerging evidence that NGF is a \"regulator\" of physiological processes belonging to the three main homeostatic systems: the nervous, immune and endocrine systems. In fact, the spectrum of action of the NGF molecule is not restricted to neuronal cell types (central basal forebrain; peripheral sensory and sympathetic neurons) but extends also to nonneuronal cells. In mice intermale aggressive behaviour enhances serum NGF levels and promotes its synthesis in some hypothalamic areas. Other types of social events are able to cause NGF release, particularly under stress conditions. The achievement of a social role (dominant vs subordinate) is due to a functional loop involving salivary NGF release -* enhanced production of adrenal hormones -* submissive behaviour -Â»
Reviews in the Neurosciences – de Gruyter
Published: Jan 1, 1993
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