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Product Usage Information

Storage: Supplied in 10 mM sodium HEPES (pH 7.5), 150 mM NaCl, 100 µg/ml BSA and 50% glycerol. Store at –20°C. Do not aliquot the antibody.

Specificity / Sensitivity

p75NTR Antibody detects endogenous levels of total p75NTR protein.

Species predicted to react based on 100% sequence homology: Mouse

Source / Purification

Polyclonal antibodies are produced by immunizing animals with a synthetic peptide corresponding to the sequence of human p75NTR. Antibodies are purified by peptide affinity chromatography.

The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR), a member of the TNF receptor superfamily, is distinguished by multiple cysteine-rich ligand-binding domains, a single transmembrane sequence and a noncatalytic cytoplasmic domain (1). p75NTR displays paradoxical functions when acting alone or with other receptor proteins. Working in concert with Trk receptors, p75NTR recognizes neurotrophins and transmits trophic signals into the cell. Both p75NTR and TrkA are required to activate PI3K-Akt signaling, while TrkA can individually activate the MAP kinase pathway. In contrast, p75NTR, possibly through JNK, ensures appropriate apoptosis of injured neurons and improperly targeted neonatal neurons (2).

The p75NTR protein undergoes sequential cleavage similar to APP and Notch. First, α-secretase removes the p75NTR ectodomain, eliminating ligand-mediated signaling. At this point, the membrane-tethered cleavage product can still fine-tune Trk-mediated trophic actions. γ-secretase cleaves within the transmembrane domain to liberate the cytoplasmic tail from its membrane anchor and allow the p75NTR intracellular domain to translocate to the nucleus (3,4).

1.  Chao, M.V. (2003) Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 4, 299-309.

2.  Nykjaer, A. et al. (2005) Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 15, 49-57.

3.  Kanning, K.C. et al. (2003) J. Neurosci. 23, 5425-5436.

4.  Jung, K.M. et al. (2003) J. Biol. Chem. 278, 42161-42169.

Entrez-Gene Id 4804
Swiss-Prot Acc. P08138

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p75NTR Antibody