Neuritin is a neurotrophic factor that is expressed in response to the induction of neuronal activity by NGF, BDNF, NT3, and other neural stimulators. It is expressed primarily in postmitotic-differentiating neurons of the developing nervous system, and in neuronal structures related to synaptic plasticity in the adult nervous system. Neuritin acts as a molecular mediator of neurite outgrowth, neuronal survival, and synaptic maturation. Recombinant Human/Rat Neuritin is a covalently disulfide-linked homodimer, consisting of two 9.72 kDa polypeptide monomers, each containing 88 amino acid residues.
AGKCDAVFKG FSDCLLKLGD SMANYPQGLD DKTNIKTVCT YWEDFHSCTV TALTDCQEGA KDMWDKLRKE SKNLNIQGSL FELCGSGN
Greater than 98% by SDS-PAGE gel and HPLC analyses.
Determined by a cell proliferation using rat C6 cells. The ED50 for this effect is 20.0-30.0 ng/ml.
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