Ip NY et al. (Neuron. 1993)
discussed all of the Trks display similar dose responses to their "preferred" ligands in neuronal as compared with nonneuronal cells (i.e., NGF for TrkA, BDNF and NT-4/5 for TrkB, and NT-3 for TrkC), providing evidence against a role for accessory molecules expressed in neurons in generating receptors that would allow for responses to lower concentrations of the neurotrophins. However, we find that a neuronal environment does restrict the Trks in their ability to respond to their "nonpreferred" neurotrophin ligands.