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McMahan, U. J.; Horton, Sharon E.; Werle, Michael J.; Honig, Lawrence S.; Kröger, Stephan; Ruegg, Markus A. und Escher, Gérard (1992): Agrin isoforms and their role in synaptogenesis. In: Current opinion in cell biology, Vol. 4: S. 869-874




Agrin is thought to mediate the motor neuron-induced aggregation of synaptic proteins on the surface of muscle fibers at neuromuscular junctions. Recent experiments provide direct evidence in support of this hypothesis, reveal the nature of agrin immunoreactivity at sites other than neuromuscular junctions, and have resulted in findings that are consistent with the possibility that agrin plays a role in synaptogenesis throughout the nervous system.