Identification of cDNA clones of the mouse neural cell adhesion molecule L1

Roland Tacke, Marion Moos, David B. Teplow, Klaus Früh, Herta Scherer, Alfred Bach, Melitta Schachner

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Two cDNA clones of the neural cell adhesion molecule L1 (Mr 200,000) were isolated using λgt10 and λgt11 libraries constructed from postnatal day 8 mouse brain poly(A)+ RNA. Clone K21 was selected and identified using immunoaffinity purified polyclonal antibodies. It was then used to isolate a secondary clone (K21-1), which hybridized with an oligonucleotide probe synthesized by reverse translation of the aminoterminal sequence of the 80 kDa carboxyterminal proteolytic fragment of L1. Blot hybridization analysis indicated that L1 is encoded by a single gene and transcribed by a single 6 kb mRNA which is present only in cells or tissues known to express L1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 10 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Cell adhesion
  • L1
  • Mouse
  • Nervous system
  • cDNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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