Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule as a Regulator of Cell-Cell Interactions

  • Urs Rutishauser
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 265)


Progress in the investigation of cell-cell interactions in tissue formation has been particularly rapid in recent years (for review see Rutishauser and Jessell, 1988). A fundamental hypothesis throughout this work has been that these interactions reflect specific molecular complementarity mediated by distinct components at the cell surface. In addition, it is generally assumed that the developmental control of these events occurs through regulation of expression of the molecules directly involved.


Sialic Acid Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule Junctional Communication Polysialic Acid Homophilic Binding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Urs Rutishauser
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  1. 1.Department of Genetics and Center for Neuroscience School of MedicineCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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