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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)
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)
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)
The cell adhesion molecule (CAM) Ll is involved in homotypic and heterotypic adhesion between neural cells. It has recently also been identified on leucocytes. We have investigated the expression of L1 on hematopoietic tumor cell lines and found that several tumors including the ESb-MP lymphoma are positive for L1. A potential role for L1 in spontaneous(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)
The cell-adhesion molecule L1 was originally described in the nervous system. It has recently been detected in CD4+ T lymphocytes, peripheral B lymphocytes, and granulocytes in the human immune system and in similar leucocyte types in the murine immune system. L1 mediates neural recognition by Ca+2, Mg+2-independent homophilic binding. In the human and(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)
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)