NTF3 (Neurotrophin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the neurotrophin family, that controls the survival and differentiation of mammalian neurons. This protein is closely related to both nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor. NTF3 is a key mediator of neuronal development during the early neurogenic period. NTF3 is a novel target gene of POU3F2 and that the POU3F2/NTF3 pathway plays a role in the process of neuronal differentiation. NTF3 is capable of activating TrkB to induce anoikis resistance, and show that NTF3 is also a direct target of miR-200c. NTF3 is broadly expressed in the ovary, spleen, and other tissues. Diseases associated with NTF3 include Hypochondriasis and Demyelinating Disease.