Angret Joester

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Prominin is the first identified member of a novel family of polytopic membrane proteins conserved throughout the animal kingdom. It has an unusual membrane topology, containing five transmembrane domains and two large glycosylated extracellular loops. In mammals, prominin is expressed in various embryonic and adult epithelial cells, as well as in(More)
The extracellular matrix glycoprotein tenascin-C (TN-C) displays a restricted and developmentally regulated distribution in the mouse central nervous system. Defined modules of the molecule have been shown to mediate specific functions, such as neuron migration, neurite outgrowth, cell adhesion, and cell proliferation. The smallest TN-C form contains a(More)
The glia-derived extracellular matrix glycoprotein tenascin-C (TN-C) is transiently expressed in the developing CNS and may mediate neuron-glia interactions. Perturbation experiments with specific monoclonal antibodies suggested that TN-C functions for neural cells are encoded by distinct sites of the glycoprotein (Faissner, A., A. Scholze, and B. Götz.(More)
The tenascins are a family of large extracellular matrix glycoproteins that comprise five known members. Three of these, tenascin-C (TN-C) tenascin-R (TN-R) and tenascin-Y (TN-Y) are expressed in specific patterns during nervous system development and are down-regulated after maturation. The expression of TN-C, the best studied member of the family,(More)
Several putative guidance molecules are restricted to the marginal and subplate zones, the major fibre tracts in the developing cortex. It is presently unknown how their distribution is achieved and how these molecules affect neurite extension. Tenascin-C is of particular interest in this context, because it may either promote or deflect growing axons(More)
Prominin-1/CD133 is a five-membrane-span glycoprotein that is thought to act as an organizer of plasma-membrane protrusions. Here, we report the molecular and cell-biological characterization of four novel prominin-1 splice variants isolated from a mouse testis cDNA library and referred to as prominin-1.s3 to prominin-1.s6. Compared with kidney-derived(More)
Prominin-1 (CD133) is a cholesterol-interacting pentaspan membrane glycoprotein specifically associated with plasma membrane protrusions. Prominin-1 is expressed by various stem and progenitor cells, notably neuroepithelial progenitors found in the developing embryonic brain. Here, we further investigated its expression in the murine brain. Biochemical(More)
The extracellular matrix protein tenascin-C has been implicated in the regulation of axonal growth. Using unilateral entorhinal cortex lesions, which induce a massive sprouting response in the denervated outer molecular layer of the rat fascia dentata, the role of tenascin-C for axonal growth was investigated in vivo. Monoclonal antibodies against the(More)
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