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Neuronal pentraxin receptor
The protein encoded by this gene is an integral membrane protein, and functions as a neuronal receptor. It is thought to mediate neuronal uptake of the snake venom toxin, taipoxin, and its transport into the synapses. Studies in rat indicate that translation of this mRNA initiates at a non-AUG (CUG) codon. This site is also conserved in human and mouse. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
Suk et al., Taegu, South Korea. In Brain Res, 2009
study suggests that NCAM-120, alpha-dystroglycan, and NPR are candidate biomarkers in CSF for neurodegenerative diseases, and that the changes in the CSF level of NPR may be specific for Alzheimer's disease
Perin et al., Houston, United States. In J Biol Chem, 1997
non-AUG translation initiation site. Comparison of rat determined N-terminal amino acid sequence with cDNA sequence indicates that a CUG codon is used as an initiator codon and codes for a methionine. The CTG is present in cDNAs of mouse, rat, and human.