Nerve growth factor is important for the development and maintenance of the sympathetic and sensory nervous systems. Extracellular ligand for the NTRK1 and NGFR receptors, activates cellular signaling cascades through those receptor tyrosine kinase to regulate neuronal proliferation, differentiation and survival. Homodimer. Belongs to the NGF-beta family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Molecular Function: metalloendopeptidase inhibitor activity; nerve growth factor receptor binding; protein binding; growth factor activity; receptor signaling protein activity
Biological Process: response to nicotine; circadian rhythm; response to peptide hormone stimulus; nerve growth factor receptor signaling pathway; activation of MAPKK activity; regulation of neuron differentiation; positive regulation of apoptosis; adult locomotory behavior; positive regulation of axon extension; response to glucocorticoid stimulus; regulation of neurotransmitter secretion; response to lipopolysaccharide; regulation of caspase activity; regulation of axonogenesis; sensory perception of pain; negative regulation of cell cycle; nerve growth factor processing; response to radiation; cell-cell signaling; small GTPase mediated signal transduction; negative regulation of neuron apoptosis; response to electrical stimulus; inflammatory response; response to drug; positive regulation of neuron maturation; phosphoinositide-mediated signaling; positive regulation of protein amino acid autophosphorylation; positive regulation of nerve growth factor receptor signaling pathway; regulation of release of sequestered calcium ion into cytosol; memory; peripheral nervous system development; neuron apoptosis; induction of apoptosis via death domain receptors; phospholipase C activation; response to mechanical stimulus; response to ozone; Ras protein signal transduction; positive regulation of axonogenesis; positive regulation of transcription factor activity; neurite morphogenesis; transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase signaling pathway; negative regulation of apoptosis
SS: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.