Nur (biology)

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Nur (nuclear receptor subfamily 4) is a family of orphan nuclear receptors which act as transcription factors in neuron development and maintenance. Three members have been identified in humans:[1][2]


  1. Maxwell MA, Muscat GE (2006). "The NR4A subgroup: immediate early response genes with pleiotropic physiological roles". Nucl Recept Signal. 4: e002. doi:10.1621/nrs.04002. PMID 16604165.
  2. Maheux J, Ethier I, Rouillard C, Lévesque D (2005). "Induction patterns of transcription factors of the nur family (nurr1, nur77, and nor-1) by typical and atypical antipsychotics in the mouse brain: implication for their mechanism of action". J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 313 (1): 460–73. doi:10.1124/jpet.104.080184. PMID 15615863.