Pedro F. Esteban

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Neurotrophins play an essential role in mammalian development. Most of their functions have been attributed to activation of the kinase-active Trk receptors and the p75 neurotrophin receptor. Truncated Trk receptor isoforms lacking the kinase domain are abundantly expressed during development and in the adult; however, their function and signaling capacity(More)
PURPOSE Glaucoma is a distinct neuropathy characterized by the chronic and progressive death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). The etiology of RGC death remains unknown. Risk factors for glaucomatous RGC death are elevated intraocular pressure and glial production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). Previously, the authors showed that glaucoma causes a(More)
Arf GTP-binding proteins and Rho-family GTPases play key roles in regulating membrane remodeling and cytoskeletal reorganization involved in cell movement. Several studies have implicated neurotrophins and their receptors as upstream activators of these small GTP-binding proteins, however, the mechanisms and the cell type specificity of this neurotrophin(More)
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