The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
Use a concentration of 0.1 - 0.3 µg/ml. Predicted molecular weight: 23 kDa.
FunctionLigand for the GFR-alpha-3-RET receptor complex but can also activate the GFR-alpha-1-RET receptor complex. Supports the survival of sensory and sympathetic peripheral neurons in culture and also supports the survival of dopaminergic neurons of the ventral mid-brain.
Tissue specificityUbiquitous. Expressed at high levels in peripheral tissues including prostate, placenta, pancreas, heart, kidney, pituitary gland, lung and testis. Expressed at low levels in the brain.
Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the TGF-beta family. GDNF subfamily.
Developmental stageExpressed during embryogenesis. High level expression seen in fetal kidney and lung while a low level expression seen in the fetal brain.