SLIT and NTRK-like family 6 (Slitrk6) is a member a protein family consisting of six homologous transmembrane proteins (Slitrk1-6) that share two conserved leucine-rich repeat domains in the extracellular domain and have significant homology to Slit, a secreted axonal growth-controlling protein. These proteins are also homologous to trk neurotrophin receptors in their intracellular domains (1). Expression of Slitrk proteins is highly restricted to neural and brain tumor tissues, but varies within the protein family (1,2). Slitrk6 expression has been observed in tissues such as tongue, lung, gastrointestinal tract, and pancreas (3). Like every other Slitrk protein except Slitrk1, overexpression of Slitrk6 inhibited neurite outgrowth in cultured neurons, suggesting that these proteins are involved in the control of neurite outgrowth.
Suitable for use in Western Blot. Other applications not tested.
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