Avian tenascin-W: expression in smooth muscle and bone, and effects on calvarial cell spreading and adhesion in vitro.

@article{MelotyKapella2006AvianTE,
  title={Avian tenascin-W: expression in smooth muscle and bone, and effects on calvarial cell spreading and adhesion in vitro.},
  author={Caroline V. Meloty-Kapella and Martin Degen and Ruth Chiquet-Ehrismann and Richard P Tucker},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  year={2006},
  volume={235 6},
  pages={1532-42}
}
Tenascins are glycoproteins found primarily in the embryonic extracellular matrix. Here we have characterized the fourth and final member of the tenascin family in birds: tenascin-W. Avian tenascin-W has 3.5 epidermal growth factor-like repeats, 6 fibronectin type III domains, and a C-terminal fibrinogen-related domain. Immunohistochemistry reveals that avian tenascin-W is expressed transiently in developing smooth muscle, tendons, and ligaments, but the primary site of tenascin-W expression… CONTINUE READING