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- noun biochemistry Any of a class of
proteinsinvolved in axon guidance
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Meantime, a second paper published last month by a team including researchers at Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, Calif., reported that a protein called netrin-1 appears to regulate production of beta amyloid.
(Shh) transgene, a morphogen during embryonic development and embryonic and adult stem cell growth, improved their survival and angiogenic potential in the ischemic heart via iNOS/netrin/PKC pathway.
From the latest set of findings with the model organism, Sherwood believes that integrin helps the anchor cell orient itself toward the basement membranes, and that it also directs netrin to build the puncta in the proper place to ease an opening through.
Interestingly, netrin is also the signal that encourages developing neuron cells to branch out and make new connections.
Together, these molecules, called integrin and netrin, may be a valuable new target in the efforts to halt cancer's spread via metastasis.
Our results also suggest that axon guidance is an important target of regulation in HVC, and that semaphorin-related (not netrin-related) signaling is a major candidate mediator of axon guidance for HVC neurons.