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Deleted in Colorectal Cancer (DCC) encodes a netrin receptor.

Authors: Keino-Masu, K  Masu, M  Hinck, L  Leonardo, ED  Chan, SS  Culotti, JG  Tessier-Lavigne, M 
Citation: Keino-Masu K, etal., Cell 1996 Oct 18;87(2):175-85.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:8861902

The guidance of developing axons in the nervous system is mediated partly by diffusible chemoattractants secreted by axonal target cells. Netrins are chemoattractants for commissural axons in the vertebrate spinal cord, but the mechanisms through which they produce their effects are unknown. We show that Deleted in Colorectal Cancer (DCC), a transmembrane protein of the immunoglobulin superfamily, is expressed on spinal commissural axons and possesses netrin-1-binding activity. Moreover, an antibody to DCC selectively blocks the netrin-1-dependent outgrowth of commissural axons in vitro. These results indicate that DCC is a receptor or a component of a receptor that mediates the effects of netrin-1 on commissural axons, and they complement genetic evidence for interactions between DCC and netrin homologs in C. elegans and Drosophila.

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