Precocious expression of NAPA-73, an intermediate filament-associated protein, during nervous system and heart development in the chicken embryo

Gary Ciment

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A monoclonal antibody was generated, against early neural crest-derived cells, which recognizes an epitope present on a novel intermediate filament-associated protein. This protein has been named NAPA-73 and is expressed by progenitor cells of the nervous system and heart. Biochemical and ultrastructural studies indicate that this protein associates with bundles of intermediate filaments and therefore may play a role in the determination of cell shape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-235
Number of pages11
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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