extracellular matrix in CNS

Chris O'Connor c.oconnor at auckland.ac.nz
Sun Dec 29 17:55:43 EST 1996

Albertino Bigiani wrote:
> Hi.
> What kind of extracellular matrix (if any) occurs into the central
> nervous system?
> Thanks.
> Albertino Bigiani

  In terms of the kind of BM/ECM: laminin, heparan sulfate proteoglycan, 
nidogen, perlecan, etc. are believed be the components present in the 
CNS. In fact, some of these proteins have been implicated in 
neuropathologies associated with Amyloidosis.

Hope this helps.


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