Key words: Rana catesbeiana, optic tectum, cerebellum, neural cell adhesion molecule
(NCAM), human natural killer cell antigen- 1 (HNK- 1), monoclonal antibodies
It has been proposed for salivary gland neoplasms that the propensity for perineural involvement is related to the expression of neural cell adhesion molecules
by the neoplastic tumor cells.
Research objectives and content The Drosophila irregular chiasm C - roughest (irreC-rst) gene encodes a member of the DM-GRASP subgroup of the neural cell adhesion molecules
of the immunoglobulin superfamily.
Neural cell adhesion molecules
are important both for their role they play in the genesis and maintenance of synaptic connections, and therefore the understanding of neurological disorders and psychiatric conditions, and for their postulated role in the evolution of the human brain.