Fritz G. Rathjen

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Lectin affinity chromatography combined with mAb production was used to identify chick neural cell surface molecules related to L1 antigen, a mouse neural glycoprotein implicated in cell-cell adhesion (Rathjen, F. G., and M. Schachner, 1984, EMBO (Eur. Mol. Biol. Organ.) J., 3:1-10). A glycoprotein, G4 antigen, isolated by mAb G4 from adult chick brain is(More)
Axonin-1 is an axon-associated cell adhesion molecule with dualistic expression, one form being glycophosphatidylinositol-anchored to the axonal membrane, the other secreted from axons in a soluble form. When presented as a substratum for neuronal cultures it strongly promotes neurite outgrowth from chicken embryonic dorsal root ganglia neurons. In this(More)
The neural cell recognition molecule L1 is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily implicated in embryonic brain development. L1 is engaged in complex extracellular interactions, with multiple binding partners on cell surfaces and in the extracellular matrix. It is the founder of a neural group of related cell surface receptors that share with L1 a(More)
F11 is a glycosyl phosphatidylinositol-anchored axonal surface glycoprotein belonging to a neural subgroup of the immunoglobulin superfamily. In this report, we demonstrate that the F11 protein displays three distinguishable activities: binding to the cell recognition molecule Ng-CAM, interaction with the extracellular matrix glycoprotein restrictin (RN),(More)
We have developed an in vitro assay which measures the ability of growth cones to extend on an axonal substrate. Neurite lengths were compared in the presence or absence of monovalent antibodies against specific neural cell surface glycoproteins. Fab fragments of antibodies against the neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM, have an insignificant effect on the(More)
We have identified neurofascin, a novel chick cell-surface glycoprotein involved in neurite-neurite interactions. Neurofascin is defined by its reactivity with monoclonal antibody (MAb) F6, which detects two polypeptides (160 and 185 kd) in immunotransfers of brain plasma membrane proteins. Immunoaffinity chromatography using immobilized MAb F6 yields major(More)
Monoclonal and polyclonal L1 antibodies react by indirect immunofluorescence with the cell surface of cultured tetanus toxin-positive neurons from post-natal cerebella of mice, but not with glial fibrillary acidic protein-positive astrocytes, O4 antigen-positive oligodendrocytes or fibronectin-positive fibroblasts or fibroblast-like cells. During cerebellar(More)
F11 and Nr-CAM/Bravo are two axon-associated glycoproteins belonging to different subgroups of the immunoglobulin superfamily. In this report we have investigated the interaction of both proteins using neurite outgrowth and binding assays. Antibody blocking experiments demonstrate that neurite extension of tectal cells on immobilized F11 is mediated by(More)
We report here the characterization of restrictin, a novel chick neural extracellular matrix glycoprotein associated with the cell recognition molecule F11. Immunoaffinity chromatography using monoclonal antibody 23-13 directed to restrictin yield a major relative molecular mass band at 170 x 10(3) and minor bands at 160, 180, 250 and 320 x 10(3) which are(More)
Neurofascin belongs to the L1 subgroup of the immunoglobulin superfamily of cell adhesion molecules and is implicated in axonal growth and fasciculation. We used yeast two-hybrid screening to identify proteins that interact with neurofascin intracellularly and therefore might link it to trafficking, spatial targeting, or signaling pathways. Here, we(More)