An alcohol binding site on the neural cell adhesion molecule L1.

Abstract

Prenatal ethanol exposure causes fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in part by disrupting the neural cell adhesion molecule L1. L1 gene mutations cause neuropathological abnormalities similar to those of FASD. Ethanol and 1-butanol inhibit L1-mediated cell-cell adhesion (L1 adhesion), whereas 1-octanol antagonizes this action. To test the hypothesis… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0707815105

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