CNTFR (Protein | Antibody | cDNA Clone | ELISA Kit)

All CNTFR reagents are produced in house and quality controlled, including 4 CNTFR Antibody, 38 CNTFR Gene, 2 CNTFR Lysate, 2 CNTFR Protein, 2 CNTFR qPCR. All CNTFR reagents are ready to use.

CNTFR Background

Ciliary neurotrophic factor(CNTF) is a member of the cytokine family. It is a polypeptide hormone that have functions in promoting neurotransmitter synthesis and neurite outgrowth in certain neuronal populations. It's actions appear to be restricted to the nervous system. Ciliary neurotrophic factor(CNTF) has biological effects through the activation of a multi-subunit receptor complex, consisting of an extracelluar CNTF binding subunit(CNTFα) and two transmembrane signal transduction proteins: glycoprotein gp13 and LIF receptor. CNTF is considered as a potent survival factor of neurons and oligodendrocytes and may be relevant in reducing tissue destruction during inflammatory attacks. CNTF is also a survival factor for neurons of the peripheral sensory sympathetic, and ciliary ganglia. It has been reported that CNTF could be an agent that has therapeutic potential and possibly induces differentiation of large multipolar ganglionic phenotype in a subset of progenitors.

CNTFR References

  • Dutt K, et al. (2010) Ciliary neurotrophic factor: a survival and differentiation inducer in human retinal progenitors. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 46 (7) : 635-46.
  • Lam A, et al. ( 1991) Sequence and structural organization of the human gene encoding ciliary neurotrophic factor. Gene 102 (2) : 271-6.
  • Bazan JF. ( 1991) Neuropoietic cytokines in the hematopoietic fold. Neuron 7 (2) : 197-208.