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Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 1996 Mar 29;351(1338):413-6.

Expression of the trk family of neurotrophin receptors in developing and adult dorsal root ganglion neurons.

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Department of Neuroscience, Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, California 94080, USA.

Abstract

Expression of trk receptors is a major determinant of neurotrophin responsiveness of sensory neurons. Although it has been apparent for some time that subpopulations of dorsal root and trigeminal ganglion neurons respond in vitro to each of the members of the neurotrophin family, the extent to which functionally distinct subclasses of sensory neurons are dependent on the actions of different neurotrophins for their development and function remains an active area of investigation. One step towards elucidating the role of various neurotrophins in development and function of sensory neurons has been to examine the distribution of trk receptors on sensory neurons. These studies have clearly revealed that members of the trk family are differentially expressed in functionally distinct populations of both developing and mature sensory neurons and, further, have provided evidence consistent with a shift in neurotrophin responsiveness during the development of sensory neurons.

PMID:
8730779
DOI:
10.1098/rstb.1996.0036
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