Journal article

Localisation of specific heparan sulfate proteoglycans during the proliferative phase of brain development

M Ford-Perriss, K Turner, S Guimond, A Apedaile, HD Haubeck, J Turnbull, M Murphy

Developmental Dynamics | WILEY-LISS | Published : 2003


Early brain development is characterised by the proliferation of neural precursor cells. Several families of signalling molecules such as the fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and Wnts are known to play important roles in this early phase of brain development. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that signalling of these molecules requires the presence of heparan sulfate chains attached to a proteoglycan core protein (HSPG). However, the specific identity of the HSPG components in the developing brain is unknown. To determine which HSPGs might be involved at this early phase, we analysed the expression of the major cell surface HSPG families in the developing brain at a time of most active prol..

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