A growth factor from spinal cord

Journal of Cellular Physiology
T JenningsA Lipton


Mitogenic activity is present at a variety of sites in the central nervous system. A growth factor was purified from neonatal bovine spinal cord. It has a pI of 9.5-9.8 and a molecular weight of about 11,000 daltons. Spinal cord growth factor is a basic polypeptide that is inactivated by extremely acid or basic conditions. Its mobility on SDS polyacrylamide gels suggests that this factor is different from pituitary FGF and brain FGF-1.


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