Adhesion molecules in the nervous system: structural insights into function and diversity.

@article{Shapiro2007AdhesionMI,
  title={Adhesion molecules in the nervous system: structural insights into function and diversity.},
  author={Lawrence Shapiro and James Alec Love and David Robert Colman},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={
          451-74
        }
}
The unparalleled complexity of intercellular connections in the nervous system presents requirements for high levels of both specificity and diversity for the proteins that mediate cell adhesion. Here we describe recent advances toward understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie adhesive binding, specificity, and diversity for several well-characterized families of adhesion molecules in the nervous system. Although many families of adhesion proteins, including cadherins and… CONTINUE READING
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