Switching of α-catenin from αE-catenin in the cortical ventricular zone to αN-catenin II in the intermediate zone

Itsuki Ajioka, Kazunori Nakajima

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Abstract

Although cadherins and catenins are known to play important roles during neural development, the types of α-catenin present in the developing telencephalon are still unknown. Here, we show that the ventricular zones (VZ) of the cortex and the ganglionic eminences express αE-catenin and αN-catenin, respectively, in a complementary manner. In the cortex, α-catenin is switched from αE-catenin in the VZ to αN-catenin II in the intermediate zone (IMZ).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalDevelopmental Brain Research
Volume160
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 7

Keywords

  • Cadherin
  • Cerebral cortex
  • Intermediate zone
  • Ventricular zone
  • α-catenin
  • β-catenin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Developmental Biology

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