The receptor for ciliary neurotrophic factor.

  title={The receptor for ciliary neurotrophic factor.},
  author={Samuel H Davis and Thomas H. Aldrich and David M. Valenzuela and Vincent V. Wong and Mark E. Furth and Stephen P. Squinto and George D. Yancopoulos},
  volume={253 5015},
Although neurotrophic factors were originally isolated on the basis of their ability to support the survival of neurons, these molecules are now thought to influence many aspects of the development and maintenance of the nervous system. Identifying the receptors for these neurotrophic factors should aid in identifying the cells on which these factors act and in understanding their precise mechanisms of action. A "tagged-ligand panning" procedure was used to clone a receptor for ciliary… CONTINUE READING
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