Functional interplay between ganglioside GM1 and cross‐linking galectin‐1 induces axon‐like neuritogenesis via integrin‐based signaling and TRPC5‐dependent Ca2+ influx

@inproceedings{Wu2016FunctionalIB,
  title={Functional interplay between ganglioside GM1 and cross‐linking galectin‐1 induces axon‐like neuritogenesis via integrin‐based signaling and TRPC5‐dependent Ca2+ influx},
  author={Gusheng Wu and Zi‐Hua Lu and Sabine Andr{\'e} and Hans‐Joachim Gabius and Robert W. Ledeen},
  booktitle={Journal of neurochemistry},
  year={2016}
}
Axon-like neuritogenesis in neuroblastoma (NG108-15) cells and primary cerebellar granular neurons is furthered by the presence of ganglioside GM1. We describe here that galectin-1 (Gal-1), a homobivalent endogenous lectin, is an effector by cross-linking the ganglioside and its associated glycoprotein α5 β1 -integrin. The thereby triggered signaling cascade involves autophosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase and activation of phospholipase Cγ and phosphoinositide-3 kinase. This leads to a… CONTINUE READING