Sequence and expression analysis of bovine pigment epithelium-derived factor.


PEDF, a member of the serpin superfamily of proteins related through their highly conserved folded conformation, has neurotrophic properties, including promotion of neurite-outgrowth and neuronal survival. Previously, we have purified and characterized PEDF protein from extracellular matrixes of bovine eyes. Here, we show the cDNA sequence and expression… (More)