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The murine genome contains approximately 70 protocadherin (Pcdh) genes. Many are expressed in the nervous system, suggesting that Pcdhs may specify neuronal connectivity. Here, we analyze the 22 contiguous genes of the Pcdh-gamma cluster. Individual neurons express subsets of Pcdh-gamma genes. Pcdh-gamma proteins are present in most neurons and associated(More)
Agrin, a synaptic basal lamina protein synthesized by motoneurons is involved in the aggregation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAchRs) at the neuromuscular junction. Agrin transcripts are broadly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS) including non-cholinergic regions. This wide distribution of agrin mRNAs raises the question of its function(More)
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