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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2000 Feb;10(1):80-7.

From Abl to actin: Abl tyrosine kinase and associated proteins in growth cone motility.

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Biology Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.


The Abl tyrosine kinase plays an important role in axonogenesis. Recent reports indicate that this role involves interaction with several different protein families, including LAR phosphatases, catenin/cadherin cell adhesion complexes, Trio family GEFs, and Ena/VASP family actin regulatory proteins. These findings suggest that Abl and its associated proteins may regulate cell adhesion and actin polymerization, thereby regulating growth cone motility during axonogenesis.

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