Mary Ann McLane

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Integrins are thought to be important receptors for extracellular matrix (ECM) components on growing axons. Ventral motor axons in the trunk of embryonic zebrafish grow in a midsegmental pathway through an environment rich in ECM components. To test the role of integrins in this process, integrin antagonists (the disintegrin echistatin in native and(More)
Disintegrins are low molecular weight proteins (4-15 kDa) with an RGD binding region at their binding loop. Disintegrin and disintegrin-like proteins are found in the venom of four families of snakes: Atractaspididae, Elapidae, Viperidae, and Colubridae. This report describes the biological activity of a disintegrin, crotatroxin 2, isolated by a three-step(More)
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When the term " disintegrin " was first coined in 1990, it described a family of naturally occurring proteins with low molecular weights and highly conserved sequences, both in their cysteine arrangements and adhesive Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) motifs. Another common characteristic was the inhibitory potential these proteins demonstrated in interacting with(More)
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