Braden Chapman

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Motifs in ligand-binding domains of the neurotrophin (NTR) and lymphotoxin (TNFR-I) receptors define a family of receptors that mediates programmed cell death. We have explored relationships of architecture and function in this family through a molecular model of NTR, also called p75NGFR or LANR. Modeling by homology took advantage of four modular(More)
Four neurotrophic factors, important for survival and function of neurons, bind a common receptor, the 75-kDa neurotrophin receptor (NTR). An O-glycosylated peptide connects the ligand-binding domain of NTR to its transmembrane helix. This peptide, the transmembrane helix, and intracellular sequences are highly conserved in vertebrate evolution. To(More)
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