The Adhesion Modulating Properties of Tenascin-W

  title={The Adhesion Modulating Properties of Tenascin-W},
  author={Florence Brellier and Enrico Martina and Matthias Chiquet and Jacqueline Ferralli and Michael van der Heyden and Gertraud Orend and Johannes C Schittny and Ruth Chiquet-Ehrismann and Richard P Tucker},
  booktitle={International journal of biological sciences},
Tenascins are extracellular matrix glycoproteins associated with cell motility, proliferation and differentiation. Tenascin-C inhibits cell spreading by binding to fibronectin; tenascin-R and tenascin-X also have anti-adhesive properties in vitro. Here we have studied the adhesion modulating properties of the most recently characterized tenascin, tenascin-W. C2C12 cells, a murine myoblast cell line, will form broad lamellipodia with stress fibers and focal adhesion complexes after culture on… CONTINUE READING