Neurotrophins
Growth Factors

Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Date: 05/08/2013

Description

Neurotrophins are a family of proteins that regulate the survival, development, and function of neurons.

The term neurotrophin may be used as a synonym for neurotrophic factor, but the term neurotrophin is more generally reserved for four structurally related factors: nerve growth factor (NGF), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4), with neurotrophic factor additionally referring to the GDNF family of ligands and ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF).

Aminoacids availability

The AA pattern shows significant differences

Existance of specific living cells able to release them

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NGF_ETC_ch1.GIFgp05/08/2013
NGF_ETC_ch2.GIFgp05/08/2013
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