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A Role for Fucose α(1−2) Galactose Carbohydrates in Neuronal Growth

Kalovidouris, Stacey A. and Gama, Cristal I. and Lee, Lori W. and Hsieh-Wilson, Linda C. (2005) A Role for Fucose α(1−2) Galactose Carbohydrates in Neuronal Growth. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127 (5). pp. 1340-1341. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja044631v.

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We report a fucose α(1−2) galactose-mediated pathway for the modulation of neuronal growth and morphology. Our studies provide strong evidence for the presence of Fucα(1−2)Gal glycoproteins and lectin receptors in hippocampal neurons. Additionally, we show that manipulation of Fucα(1−2)Gal-associated proteins using small-molecule and lectin probes induces dramatic changes in neuronal morphology. These findings may provide a novel pathway to stimulate neuronal growth and regeneration.

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Additional Information:© 2005 American Chemical Society. Received September 3, 2004. We thank the Biological Imaging Center at Caltech for instrumentation. This research was supported by an NIH Training Grant (T32 GM08501), NIH (RO1 NS045061), and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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Official Citation:A Role for Fucose α(1−2) Galactose Carbohydrates in Neuronal Growth Stacey A. Kalovidouris,Cristal I. Gama,Lori W. Lee, and, and Linda C. Hsieh-Wilson Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005 127 (5), 1340-1341 DOI: 10.1021/ja044631v
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