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Inhibition of PC12 Cell Attachment and Neurite Outgrowth by Detergent Solubilized CNS Myelin Proteins


Correspondence to: B. P. Rubin


Adhesion and neurite outgrowth of PC12 cells, as well as the spreading of 3T3 fibroblasts, were inhibited in a dose dependent manner by detergent solubilized mouse central nervous system myelin proteins as a tissue culture substrate. These inhibitory effects could be neutralized by the monoclonal antibody IN-1 directed against the neurite growth inhibiting proteins NI-35 and NI-250. Separation of the detergent soluble proteins of bovine spinal cord by an anion exchange column showed that the peaks of inhibitory activity for the two cell lines overlapped, such that the PC12 cells were inhibited by a larger number of fractions comprising those inhibitory for 3T3 cells. Neurite outgrowth of PC12 cells was not influenced by the myelin associated glycoprotein, MAG.