LIFR beta and gp130 as heterodimerizing signal transducers of the tripartite CNTF receptor.


The ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) receptor complex is shown here to include the CNTF binding protein (CNTFR alpha) as well as the components of the leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) receptor, LIFR beta (the LIF binding protein) and gp130 [the signal transducer of interleukin-6 (IL-6)]. Thus, the conversion of a bipartite LIF receptor into a tripartite… (More)