Cloning, mRNA distribution and chromosomal localisation of the gene for glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor receptor beta, a homologue to GDNFR-alpha.

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Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is a potent survival factor for central dopaminergic neurons, motor neurons and several other populations of neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system. GDNF and its receptor complex of c-RET tyrosine kinase and a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol linked protein GDNFR-alpha are of great interest due… (More)

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