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Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2014;220:103-19. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-45106-5_5.

Trk receptors.

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Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, 5017 1BJ, UK.


The tropomyosin-related tyrosine kinase (Trk) receptors were initially described as a family of growth factor receptors required for neuronal survival. They have since been shown to influence many aspects of neuronal development and function, including differentiation, outgrowth, and synaptic plasticity. This chapter will give an overview on the biology of Trk receptors within the nervous system. The structure and downstream signaling pathways of the full-length receptors will be described, as well as the biological functions of their truncated isoforms. Finally, the role of Trk receptors in the nervous system in health and disease will be discussed.

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