Neuron-glia adhesion is inhibited by antibodies to neural determinants

M. Grumet, U. Rutishauser, G. M. Edelman

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Suspensions of embryonic chick neuronal cells adhered to monolayers of glial cells, but few neurons bound to control monolayers of fibroblastic cells from meninges or skin. Neuronal cell-glial cell adhesion was inhibited by prior incubation of the neurons with Fab' fragments of antibodies to neuronal membranes. In contrast, antibodies to the neural cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM) did not inhibit the binding. These results suggest that a specific adhesive mechanism between neurons and glial cells exists and that it is mediated by CAM's that differ from those so far identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
Issue number4619
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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