contactin


contactin
A 130 kD glycoprotein attached to the cytoskeleton via its cytoplasmic domain; concentrated in areas of interneuronal contact. Its sequence contains both immunoglobulin-like domains and fibronectin type III repeats. Its close homology with NCAM suggests that it is a CAM. Like L1, F11, neurofascin and TAG-1 in vertebrate nervous systems and fasciclin II in insects, thought to be associated with the process of selective fasciculation. Sometimes GPI-anchored.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • CNTN1 — Contactin 1, also known as CNTN1, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: CNTN1 contactin 1| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=1272| accessdate = ] PBB Summary section title = summary… …   Wikipedia

  • CNTNAP2 — Contactin associated protein like 2 Identifiers Symbols CNTNAP2; AUTS15; CASPR2; CDFE; DKFZp781D1846; NRXN4; PTHSL1 External IDs …   Wikipedia

  • CNTN4 — Contactin 4, also known as CNTN4, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: CNTN4 contactin 4| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=152330| accessdate = ] PBB Summary section title = summary …   Wikipedia

  • CNTN2 — Contactin 2 (axonal), also known as CNTN2, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: CNTN2 contactin 2 (axonal)| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=6900| accessdate = ] PBB Summary section …   Wikipedia

  • CNTN3 — Contactin 3 (plasmacytoma associated), also known as CNTN3, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: CNTN3 contactin 3 (plasmacytoma associated)| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=5067|… …   Wikipedia

  • CNTNAP4 — Contactin associated protein like 4, also known as CNTNAP4, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: CNTNAP4 contactin associated protein like 4| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=85445| …   Wikipedia

  • CASPR — contactin associated protein …   Medical dictionary

  • CASPR — • contactin associated protein …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • PTPRB — Protein tyrosine phosphatase, receptor type, B, also known as PTPRB, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: PTPRB protein tyrosine phosphatase, receptor type, B| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView… …   Wikipedia


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