Aliases for NGF Gene
External Ids for NGF Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NGF Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NGF Gene
This gene is a member of the NGF-beta family and encodes a secreted protein which homodimerizes and is incorporated into a larger complex. This protein has nerve growth stimulating activity and the complex is involved in the regulation of growth and the differentiation of sympathetic and certain sensory neurons. Mutations in this gene have been associated with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy, type 5 (HSAN5), and dysregulation of this gene's expression is associated with allergic rhinitis. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NGF Gene
NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NGF include Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory And Autonomic, Type V and Autonomic Neuropathy. Among its related pathways are RET signaling and Apoptotic Pathways in Synovial Fibroblasts. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include receptor binding and signal transducer activity, downstream of receptor. An important paralog of this gene is NTF3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NGF Gene
Nerve growth factor is important for the development and maintenance of the sympathetic and sensory nervous systems. Extracellular ligand for the NTRK1 and NGFR receptors, activates cellular signaling cascades through those receptor tyrosine kinase to regulate neuronal proliferation, differentiation and survival. Inhibits metalloproteinase dependent proteolysis of platelet glycoprotein VI (PubMed:20164177).
Trk (neurotrophin) receptors are single transmembrane catalytic receptors with intracellular tyrosine kinase activity. Trk receptors are coupled to the Ras, Cdc42/Rac/RhoG, MAPK, PI3K and PLCgamma signaling pathways. Four members of the Trk family have been identified.