Gregory J Cole

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The present study shows that collagen XVIII is, next to perlecan and agrin, the third basal lamina heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) and the first collagen/proteoglycan with heparan sulfate side chains. By using monoclonal antibodies to an unidentified HSPG in chick, 14 cDNA clones were isolated from a chick yolk sac library. All clones had a common(More)
In the present study we have identified the extracellular matrix protein agrin as a major heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) in embryonic chick brain. Using monoclonal antibodies and a polyclonal antiserum to the core protein of a previously identified HSPG from embryonic chick brain, our expression screened a random-primed E9 chick brain cDNA library.(More)
The mechanisms that generate specific neuronal connections in the brain are under intense investigation. In zebrafish, retinal ganglion cells project their axons into at least six layers within the neuropil of the midbrain tectum. Each axon elaborates a single, planar arbor in one of the target layers and forms synapses onto the dendrites of tectal neurons.(More)
Cell-cell interactions are of critical importance during neural development, particularly since the migration of neural cells and the establishment of functional interactions between growing axons and their target cells has been suggested to depend upon cell recognition processes. Neurone-neurone adhesion has been well studied in vitro, and is mediated in(More)
During development, trunk neural crest cells give rise to three primary classes of derivatives: glial cells, melanocytes, and neurons. As part of an effort to learn how neural crest diversification is regulated, we have produced monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) that recognize antigens expressed by neural crest cells early in development. One of these, MAb 7B3(More)
Previous studies have reported that the cell-binding region of the neural cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM) resides in a 65,000-D amino-terminal fragment designated Frl (Cunningham, B. A., S. Hoffman, U. Rutishauser, J. J. Hemperly, and G. M. Edelman, 1983, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 80:3116-3120). We have reported the presence of two functional domains in(More)
The neural cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM) plays an integral role in cell interactions during neural development, with the binding of heparan sulfate proteoglycan to the amino-terminal region of N-CAM being required for N-CAM function. In the present study we have used synthetic peptides (HBD-1 and HBD-2), derived from the primary amino acid sequence of rat(More)
Monoclonal antibodies have been used to identify a 320 kd keratan sulfate proteoglycan that is primarily expressed in the embryonic chick nervous system. Immunohistochemical localization of the proteoglycan shows that it is expressed by putative midline barrier structures in the developing chick central nervous system. When added to laminin or neural cell(More)
The cardiac pacemaking and conduction system sets and maintains the rhythmic pumping action of the heart. Previously, we have shown that peripheral cells of the conduction network in chick (periarterial Purkinje fibers) are selected within a cardiomyogenic lineage and that this recruitment occurs as a result of paracrine cues from coronary arteries. At(More)
Cell-substratum adhesion in the embryonic chicken nervous system has been shown to be mediated in part by a 170,000-mol-wt polypeptide that is a component of adherons. Attachment of retinal cells to the 170,000-mol-wt protein is inhibited by the C1H3 monoclonal antibody and by heparan sulfate (Cole, G. J., D. Schubert, and L. Glaser, 1985, J. Cell Biol.,(More)