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Curr Biol. 1997 Jan 1;7(1):R6-9.

Axon guidance: netrin receptors are revealed.

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  • 1Department of Developmental Neurobiology, UMDS, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT, UK.


Netrins are molecules that guide growing axons and that are strikingly similar in sequence and in function in flies, nematodes and vertebrates. Now, members of a family of netrin receptors have been identified in all three animal groups and shown to have crucial, conserved roles in axon navigation.

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