NGFR: NGFR Protein | NGFR Antibody

NGFR Gene family

NGFR Background

Nerve growth factor receptors (NGFRs) belong to a large growth factor receptor family. NGFR includes two types of receptors: high-affinity nerve growth factor receptor and low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor. High-affinity nerve growth factor receptor is also referred as Trk familywhose members are bound by some neurotrophins with high affinity. <a href="/NGF-NGFB-Protein-Antibody-a-222.html">Nerve growth factor</a> binds with TrkA after being released from target cells, the NGF / TrkA complex is subsequently trafficked back to the cell body. The Low-affinity nerve growth factor receptor also named p75 which binds with all kinds of neurotrophins with low affinity. All the four kinds of neurotrophins, including Nerve growth factor, Brain derived neurotrophic factor, Neurotrophin-3, and Neurotrophin-4 bind to the p75. Studies have proved that NGFR acts as a molecular signal swith that determines cell death or survival by three steps. First, pro-nerve growth factor (prNGF) triggers cell apoptosis by its high affinity binding to p75NTR, while NGF induces neuronal survival with low-affinity binding. Second, p75NTR mediates cell death by combining with co-receptor sortilin, whereas it promotes neuronal survival through combination with proNGF. Third, release of the intracellular domain chopper or cleavage short p75 NTR can independently initiate neuronal apoptosis.

Reference for NGFR

  • Chen LW, et al. (2008) The proNGF-p75NTR-sortilin signalling complex as new target for the therapeutic treatment of Parkinson's disease. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 7(6): 512-23.
  • Deponti D, et al. (2009) The low-affinity receptor for neurotrophins p75NTR plays a key role for satellite cell function in muscle repair acting via RhoA. Mol Biol Cell.20(16): 3620-7.
  • Ken-ichiro K, et al. (2004) Necdin-related MAGE proteins differentially interact with the E2F1 transcription factor and the p75 neurotrophin receptor. J Biol Chem. 279 (3): 1703-12.

NGFR Protein

NGFR protein function

Plays a role in the regulation of the translocation of GLUT4 to the cell surface in adipocytes and skeletal muscle cells in response to insulin, probably by regulating RAB31 activity, and thereby contributes to the regulation of insulin-dependent glucose uptake (By similarity). Low affinity receptor which can bind to NGF, BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4. Can mediate cell survival as well as cell death of neural cells. Necessary for the circadian oscillation of the clock genes ARNTL/BMAL1, PER1, PER2 and NR1D1 in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the brain and in liver and of the genes involved in glucose and lipid metabolism in the liver. {ECO:0000250, ECO:0000269|PubMed:14966521, ECO:0000269|PubMed:23785138}.

NGFR protein sequence

This sequence information is just for reference only.From Uniport

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NGFR Antibody

There are 6 NGFR antibodies which are validated in multiple tissues with various applications, including WB, IP, ICC/IF, ELISA. There are 4 NGFR antibody for WB, 2 NGFR antibody for IP, 3 NGFR antibody for ICC/IF, 3 NGFR antibody for ELISA. Among all these NGFR antibodies, there are 4 anti-NGFR rabbit polyclonal antibodies , 2 anti-NGFR rabbit monoclonal antibodies . All the NGFR anbodies are produced in house and all are in stock. NGFR antibody customerized service is available.


NGFR gene / cDNA is a protein-coding gene which located on 17q21.33. The NGFR gene is conserved in chimpanzee, Rhesus monkey, dog, cow, mouse, rat, chicken, zebrafish, and frog.197 organisms have orthologs with human gene NGFR.