Specificity in Trk-Receptor:Neurotrophin Interaction: The Crystal Structure of Trkb-D5 in Complex with Neurotrophin-4/5Banfield, M.J., Naylor, R.L., Robertson, A.G.S., Allen, S.J., Dawbarn, D., Brady, R.L.
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The binding of neurotrophin ligands to their respective Trk cellular receptors initiates intracellular signals essential for the growth and survival of neurons. The site of neurotrophin binding has been located to the fifth extracellular domain of th ...
The binding of neurotrophin ligands to their respective Trk cellular receptors initiates intracellular signals essential for the growth and survival of neurons. The site of neurotrophin binding has been located to the fifth extracellular domain of the Trk receptor, with this region regulating both the affinity and specificity of Trk receptor:neurotrophin interaction. Neurotrophin function has been implicated in a number of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TD, United Kingdom.