Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have growth factor activity and neurotrophin TRKB receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including generation of neurons; modulation of chemical synaptic transmission; and regulation of programmed cell death. Localizes to the cytoplasm and neuron projection. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including cognitive disorder (multiple); congenital central hypoventilation syndrome; eye disease (multiple); neurodegenerative disease (multiple); and obstructive sleep apnea. Orthologous to human BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor).