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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)
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)
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 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)
BACKGROUND The school-leaving GPA and the time since completion of secondary education are the major criteria for admission to German medical schools. However, the predictive value of the school-leaving grade and the admission delay have not been thoroughly examined since the amendment of the Medical Licensing Regulations and the introduction of reformed(More)
BACKGROUND The interdisciplinary surgery block of the reformed undergraduate curriculum HeiCuMed includes daily cycles of interactive case-based seminars, problem-based tutorials, case presentation by students, skills and communication training, and bedside teaching. The teaching doctors receive didactic training. In contrast, the previous traditional(More)