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The expression of the neural cell adhesion molecules N-CAM and L1 was investigated in the olfactory system of the mouse using immunocytochemical and immunochemical techniques. In the olfactory epithelium, globose basal cells and olfactory neurons were stained by the polyclonal N-CAM antibody reacting with all three components of N-CAM (N-CAM total) in their(More)
On neural cells, the cell adhesion molecule L1 is generally found coexpressed with N-CAM. The two molecules have been suggested, but not directly shown, to affect each other's function. To investigate the possible functional relationship between the two molecules, we have characterized the adhesive interactions between the purified molecules and between(More)
The neural cell adhesion molecules L1 and N-CAM have been suggested to interact functionally by formation of a complex between the two molecules (Kadmon, G., A. Kowitz, P. Altevogt, and M. Schachner. 1990. J. Cell Biol. 110:193-208). To determine the molecular mechanisms underlying this functional cooperation, we have studied the contribution of(More)
The cell adhesion molecule L1 is known to mediate neuronal adhesion, neurite fasciculation, and stimulation of fibroblastin growth factor (FGF)-receptor-dependent neurite outgrowth by homophilic interaction. Recent findings have also revealed heterophilic interactions between L1 and two "classical" integrin matrix receptors, murine alpha 5 beta 1 and human(More)
L1 is a transmembranal homophilic cell adhesion molecule of the immunoglobulin superfamily expressed by neural and lymphoid cells. The heat-stable antigen (HSA, murine CD24) nectadrin is a highly and heterogeneously glycosylated glycophosphatidylinositol-linked differentiation antigen of haematopoietic and neural cells. L1 and nectadrin have been shown to(More)
The expression of the neural adhesion molecules L1 and N-CAM has been studied in the embryonic and early postnatal olfactory system of the mouse in order to gain insight into the function of these molecules during development of a neural structure which retains neuronal turnover capacities throughout adulthood. N-CAM was slightly expressed and L1 was not(More)
To gain insight into the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurogenesis in adult mouse olfactory bulb, several adhesion molecules expressed by glial cells and neurons were investigated. In the germinal zone of the olfactory bulb, the subependymal layer of the rostral region of the lateral ventricles, two adhesion molecules are detectable that are(More)
BACKGROUND Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is caused by mutations in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene. Desmoid tumours affect up to 26 per cent of patients and contribute significantly to death. This study aimed to assess the influence of sex and mutation site on desmoid tumour development and sex-specific genetic differences in patients with(More)
Nectadrin, the cell surface glycoprotein recognized by the novel mAb 79, was found to be immunologically identical to the heat-stable antigen (HSA). It is a glycoprotein with a polypeptide core of only 30 amino acids and a very high carbohydrate content (Wenger, R. H., M. Ayane, R. Bose, G. Köhler, and P. J. Nielsen. 1991. Eur. J. Immunol. 21:1039-1046).(More)
The neural cell adhesion molecule L1 is a cell surface glycoprotein of the immunoglobulin superfamily which mediates adhesion between neural cells. The possibility that similar cell-cell recognition mechanisms may be shared by the nervous and immune systems prompted us to study the expression and function of L1 in cells of the hematopoietic system.(More)