L. A. Lagunowich

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The expression of the calcium-dependent adhesion molecule N-cadherin during chick embryo central nervous system (CNS) development was examined by immunohistochemistry and electrophoresis and immunoblotting. During histogenesis, N-cadherin is expressed at high levels in a uniform fashion in many regions of the CNS. However, during later stages of(More)
The neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), a membrane glycoprotein which plays critical roles in cell-cell recognition and in the maintenance of cytoarchitecture in the adult brain, may be modulated in response to injury. To determine whether neurotoxic insult alters the profile of NCAM expression, adult female Balb/c mice were given a single injection of(More)
A panel of six monoclonal antibodies against alpha (TU-01, TU-03, TU-04, TU-05, TU-09) or beta (TU-13) subunits of tubulin was used to study expression of tubulin epitopes in 14-day-old mouse embryos. Specificity of antibodies was confirmed by immunoblotting experiments. Monoclonal antibodies TU-01, TU-09 and TU-13, like the polyclonal antibody reacted(More)
Previous studies of the adhesive properties of embryonic chick neural retina cells indicate a gradual decrease in the expression of calcium-dependent adhesions during retinal histogenesis, a function which has been attributed in part to gp130/4.8, a retinal calcium-dependent adhesion-associated cell surface membrane glycoprotein with a molecular weight of(More)
N-cadherin, a 130kD transmembrane adhesive glycoprotein, is a mediator of specific cellular interactions during development. Analysis of N-cadherin at the protein level, to date, has been largely dependent upon monoclonal antibody NCD-2 which recognizes only avian N-cadherin. We produced a monospecific polyclonal antiserum, C-NCAD(838-856), to a synthetic(More)
Normal development of the nervous system depends upon complex physical interactions between cells and their local environment. These interactions are mediated by several families of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs). Differential expression and function of CAMs are operative in neural tube formation, neuron migration, in post-migratory differentiation, and(More)
Our previous studies indicated that regulation of N-cadherin expression differs spatially and temporally among tissues of the eye, possibly reflecting the distinct roles it has in the development and maintenance of eye tissues. To understand this regulation of N-cadherin expression and its function in different tissues during embryonic development, we(More)
The brain relies upon numerous morphoregulatory molecules to control cell-cell interactions, cell migration and neurite extension. N-cadherin, a calcium-dependent cell adhesion molecule, is essential for normal CNS development. Homophilic binding of N-cadherin depends upon a specific conformation assumed by the molecule when it binds calcium. N-cadherin is(More)
BACKGROUND The receptor of ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) contains the signal transduction protein gp130, which is also a component of the receptors of cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-6, leukemia-inhibitory factor (LIF), IL-11, and oncostatin M. This suggests that these cytokines might share common signaling pathways. We previously reported that CNTF(More)
Our previous studies of the role of cell adhesion in retinal development have focused on the expression and function of N-cadherin, the predominant calcium-dependent intercellular adhesion protein of neural tissues. During the course of retinal development, N-cadherin expression undergoes significant qualitative and quantitative changes in its pattern of(More)
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