Definitions

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  • n. Any of a group of glycoproteins which act as transmembrane receptors in neurons

Etymologies

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neuro- +‎ pilin

Examples

  • Tran saw unusually pronounced "spines" sprouting willy-nilly in peculiar places and in greater numbers on the dendrites in the neurons of semaphorin-lacking and neuropilin-lacking mice compared to the normal wild-type animals.

    Biosingularity

  • The spines of both semaphorin-lacking and neuropilin-lacking mice were dramatically enlarged, compared to those of the smaller, spherical-looking spines in the wild-type mice.

    Biosingularity

  • Using two lines of mice - one missing semaphorin and another missing neuropilin, its receptor - postdoctoral fellow Tracy Tran used a classic staining method called the Golgi technique to look at the anatomy of nerve cells from mouse brains.

    Biosingularity

  • This included the upregulated neuropilin (NRP1) and plexin-A4 (PLXNA4), which together comprise the receptor for semaphorins

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