Pro-domain in precursor nerve growth factor mediates cell death.

Nerve growth factor (NGF) is synthesized as a precursor, proNGF that undergoes post-translational processing to generate the biologically active mature NGF. While the neurotrophic function of NGF is well established, the activity of the proNGF precursor is still unclear. In this study, we have cloned the pro-domain of the precursor NGF molecule and have… CONTINUE READING