You can't go home again: Transcriptionally driven alteration of cell signaling by NGF

Lloyd A. Greene, James M Angelastro

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Here we review findings indicating that neurotrophins such as NGF promote changes in gene transcription that in turn influence the ways that cells subsequently respond to trophic factors. As a result, initial responses of "naïve" cells to NGF and other trophic agents differ from those of cells with prior NGF exposure. We discuss specific examples based on reports in the literature as well as on data derived from a serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) study of NGF-promoted transcriptional changes in PC12 pheochromocytoma cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1347-1352
Number of pages6
JournalNeurochemical Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2005



  • NGF
  • Signaling
  • Transcription
  • Trophic factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry

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