Expression of ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor mRNA and protein in the early postnatal and adult rat nervous system.


We have used reverse transcription/polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blotting with an anti-peptide antibody to study the expression of the alpha-component of the receptor for ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTFR alpha) in rat nervous tissue. At the early postnatal stage CNTFR alpha protein could be detected in all parts of the nervous system… (More)