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Burstyn-Cohen, T; Tzarfaty, V; Frumkin, A; Feinstein, Y; Stoeckli, E T; Klar, A (1999). F-Spondin is required for accurate pathfinding of commissural axons at the floor plate. Neuron, 23(2):233-246.



The commissural axons project toward and across the floor plate. They then turn into the longitudinal axis, extending along the contralateral side of the floor plate. F-spondin, a protein produced and secreted by the floor plate, promotes adhesion and neurite extension of commissural neurons in vitro. Injection of purified F-spondin protein into the lumen of the spinal cord of chicken embryos in ovo resulted in longitudinal turning of commissural axons before reaching the floor plate, whereas neutralizing antibody (Ab) injections caused lateral turning at the contralateral floor plate boundary. These combined in vitro and in vivo results suggest that F-spondin is required to prevent the lateral drifting of the commissural axons after having crossed the floor plate.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
Date:1 June 1999
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:14
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 23:48
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0896-6273(00)80776-X
Related URLs:http://www.neuron.org/content/article/abstract?uid=PIIS089662730080776X
PubMed ID:10399931
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 82
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