Neuregulins and their receptors

Kermit L Carraway, Steven J. Burden

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The recent identification of an activator for the ErbB2/Neu receptor has uncovered a new family of polypeptide growth factors that undoubtedly play a major role in the regulation of neuronal growth and differentiation. These factors, called the neuregulins, are expressed in neural and mesenchymal tissues, and activate members of the epidermal growth factor family of receptor tyrosine kinases. The identification and characterization of the neuregulins and their receptors will facilitate the dissection of the biochemical pathways regulating nervous system development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)606-612
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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