Journal article

Neurotrophin receptor homolog-2 regulates nerve growth factor signaling

Agnes W Wong, Melanie Willingham, Junhua Xiao, Trevor J Kilpatrick, Simon S Murray

JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2008

Abstract

The neurotrophin receptor homolog (NRH2) is closely related to the p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR); however, its function and role in neurotrophin signaling are unclear. NRH2 does not bind to nerve growth factor (NGF), however, is able to form a receptor complex with tropomyosin-related kinase receptor A (TrkA) and to generate high-affinity NGF binding sites. Despite this, the mechanisms underpinning the interaction between NRH2 and TrkA remain unknown. Here, we identify that the intracellular domain of NRH2 is required to form an association with TrkA. Our data suggest extensive intracellular interaction between NRH2 and TrkA, as either the juxtamembrane or death domain regions of NRH2 a..

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