Neuronal pathfinding and recognition: Roles of cell adhesion molecules

Akira Chiba, Haig Keshishian

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Neurons contact their neighbors through a diverse array of cell adhesion and other surface molecules. These molecules can exhibit highly regulated patterns of expression, underscoring their multiple roles in establishing specific interactions between neurons and their environment. Recent studies are beginning to ask how these membrane-bound neural recognition molecules interact with each other and intracellular signaling pathways within an individual neuronal growth cone, and direct the formation of neural connections during development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-432
Number of pages9
JournalDevelopmental Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 15 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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