Andrea Buchstaller

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The axonal surface glycoproteins neuronglia cell adhesion molecule (NgCAM) and axonin-1 promote cell-cell adhesion, neurite outgrowth and fasciculation, and are involved in growth cone guidance. A direct binding between NgCAM and axonin-1 has been demonstrated using isolated molecules conjugated to the surface of fluorescent microspheres. By expressing(More)
An interaction of growth cone axonin-1 with the floor-plate NgCAM-related cell adhesion molecule (NrCAM) was shown to play a crucial role in commissural axon guidance across the midline of the spinal cord. We now provide evidence that axonin-1 mediates a guidance signal without promoting axon elongation. In an in vitro assay, commissural axons grew(More)
The understanding of the molecular mechanisms of cellular function, growth, and proliferation is based on the accurate identification, isolation, and finally characterization of a specific single cell or a population of cells and its subsets of biomolecules. For the simultaneous analysis of thousands of molecular parameters within one single experiment as(More)
Neural cell adhesion molecules of the immunoglobulin superfamily mediate cellular interactions via homophilic binding to identical molecules and heterophilic binding to other family members or structurally unrelated cell-surface glycoproteins. Here we report on an interaction between axonin-1 and Nr-CAM/Bravo. In search for novel ligands of axonin-1,(More)
Neural cell adhesion molecules composed of immunoglobulin and fibronectin type III-like domains have been implicated in cell adhesion, neurite outgrowth, and fasciculation. Axonin-1 and Ng cell adhesion molecule (NgCAM), two molecules with predominantly axonal expression exhibit homophilic interactions across the extracellular space (axonin- 1/axonin-1 and(More)
BACKGROUND Growth cones at the tips of growing axons move along predetermined pathways to establish synaptic connections between neurons and their distant targets. To establish their orientation, growth cones continuously sample for, and respond to, guidance information provided by cell surfaces and the extracellular matrix. To identify specific guidance(More)
Directed growth cone movement is crucial for the correct wiring of the nervous system. This movement is governed by the concerted actions of cell surface receptors, signaling proteins, cytoskeleton-associated molecules, and molecular motors. In order to investigate the molecular basis of growth cone motility, we applied a new technique to functionally(More)
Multipotent mesenchymal stem or stromal cells (MSC) have shown to improve outcome of acute renal injury models, but whether MSC can delay renal failure in chronic kidney disease is not known. We injected primary MSC or saline into mice that lack the alpha3-chain of type IV collagen (COL4A3), a model of chronic kidney disease with close similarities to human(More)
Cell adhesion molecules expressed on the axonal membrane have been thought to be involved in the guidance of axons to their target area. In the chick, axonin-1 and NgCAM have been shown to promote, through reciprocal interactions, neurite outgrowth in vitro. We have recently shown that chick retinal ganglion cells (RGC) express both proteins as early as the(More)