Interaction between L1 and Ankyrins

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Ankyrins are a family of adaptor proteins that couple membrane proteins such as voltage gated Na+ channels and the Na+/K+ anion exchanger to the spectrin actin cytoskeleton. Ankyrins are encoded by three genes (ankyrin-G, -B and -R) of which ankyrin-G and -B are the major forms expressed in the developing nervous system. Ankyrins bind to the cytoplasmic domain of L1 CAMs and couple them and ion channel proteins, to the spectrin cytoskeleton. This binding enhances the homophilic adhesive activity of L1 and reduces its mobility within the plasma membrane. L1 interaction with ankyrin mediates branching and synaptogenesis of cortical inhibitory neurons.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
18839070 The interaction between L1-type proteins and ankyrins--a master switch for L1-type CAM function

Nagaraj, K, Hortsch, M, Godenschwege, TA

Cell Mol Biol Lett 2009
16904324 Phosphorylation of L1-type cell-adhesion molecules--ankyrins away!

Nagaraj, K, Hortsch, M

Trends Biochem Sci 2006
20156840 Perisomatic GABAergic Innervation in Prefrontal Cortex Is Regulated by Ankyrin Interaction with the L1 Cell Adhesion Molecule

Maness, PF, Guan, H

Cereb Cortex 2010
19356150 The intracellular interactions of the L1 family of cell adhesion molecules

Gunn-Moore, FJ, Hill, M, Herron, LR, Davey, F

Biochem J 2009
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