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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1997 Feb;7(1):87-92.

Neuregulins and neuregulin receptors in neural development.

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Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA. gassmann@axp1.salk.edu

Abstract

The neuregulins are a family of closely related proteins that play important roles in neural and cardiac development, as well as in mammary carcinogenesis. The pleiotropic activities of these molecules are transduced by a set of receptor protein tyrosine kinases that exhibit structural similarity to the receptor for epidermal growth factor. Recent results have demonstrated essential roles for the neuregulins and their receptors in regulating cell number, determining cell fate, and establishing pattern in the developing central and peripheral nervous systems.

PMID:
9039794
DOI:
10.1016/s0959-4388(97)80125-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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