Neuregulins and their receptors

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1995 Oct;5(5):606-12. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(95)80065-4.


The recent identification of an activator for the ErbB2/Neu receptor has uncovered a new family of polypeptide growth factors that undoubtedly play a major role in the regulation of neuronal growth and differentiation. These factors, called the neuregulins, are expressed in neural and mesenchymal tissues, and activate members of the epidermal growth factor family of receptor tyrosine kinases. The identification and characterization of the neuregulins and their receptors will facilitate the dissection of the biochemical pathways regulating nervous system development.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • ErbB Receptors / physiology*
  • Glycoproteins / physiology*
  • Neuregulins
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Receptors, Nerve Growth Factor / physiology


  • Glycoproteins
  • Neuregulins
  • Receptors, Nerve Growth Factor
  • ErbB Receptors