Aliases for NTF4 Gene
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Previous Symbols for NTF4 Gene
This gene is a member of a family of neurotrophic factors, neurotrophins, that control survival and differentiation of mammalian neurons. The expression of this gene is ubiquitous and less influenced by environmental signals. While knock-outs of other neurotrophins including nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, and neurotrophin 3 prove lethal during early postnatal development, NTF5-deficient mice only show minor cellular deficits and develop normally to adulthood. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NTF4 Gene
NTF4 (Neurotrophin 4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NTF4 include head injury and glaucoma 1, open angle, 1o. Among its related pathways are MAPK signaling pathway and TGF-Beta Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include growth factor activity. An important paralog of this gene is BDNF.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NTF4 Gene
Target-derived survival factor for peripheral sensory sympathetic neurons