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Axon Guidance

Axon guidance refers to the process by which growing neural axons follow specific, predictable paths to reach their target locations. The tip of the growing axon is known as the growth cone and it is this part of the axon that senses guidance cues (also known as guidance factors) in the surrounding environment. The growth cone receptors respond to the various fixed and diffusible guidance cues and their gradients and respond accordingly. The response is in the form of directional changes in axon growth mediated by cytoskeletal changes. A broad array of signals can function as guidance cues, some of the most well-studied being Netrins, Ephrins and Semaphorins. Each guidance factor serves to attract or repel growth cones during neural development, although different cues can have diverse effects on distinct growth cones. It is the collective influence of the various cues that helps guide axons to their appropriate targets during development. The effects of guidance cues on axon growth can readily be studied in vitro with an array of commercially available factors. Elucidation of the processes that promote and inhibit axon growth during development may provide critical insights into neuroregenerative processes that could benefit patients with spinal cord injuries and other diseases of the nervous system[1].

1. Harel NY and Strittmatter SM. 2006. Can regenerating axons recapitulate developmental guidance during recovery from spinal cord injury? Nat Rev Neurosci. Aug;7(8):603-16. See Related Product List Below Pathway Image

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    SEMA4B antibody - N-terminal region (ARP49485_P050) in Human Brain using Western Blot

    SEMA4B Antibody - N-terminal region (ARP49485_P050)

    Protein Name:Semaphorin-4B
    Catalog #:ARP49485_P050
    Type: pAb
    Reacts with: Cow, Dog, Guinea Pig, Horse, Human, Mouse, Rabbit, Rat
    Application: WB
    Product Size: 100 ul
    Price (USD): $319.00
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    Srgap1 antibody - middle region (ARP57446_P050) in Mouse Brain using Western Blot

    Srgap1 Antibody - middle region (ARP57446_P050)

    Protein Name:SLIT-ROBO Rho GTPase-activating protein 1
    Catalog #:ARP57446_P050
    Type: pAb
    Reacts with: Cow, Dog, Guinea Pig, Horse, Human, Mouse, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Zebrafish
    Application: WB
    Product Size: 100 ul
    Price (USD): $289.00
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    SLIT1 antibody - middle region (ARP58765_P050) in Human Stomach using Western Blot

    SLIT1 Antibody - middle region (ARP58765_P050)

    Protein Name:Slit homolog 1 protein
    Catalog #:ARP58765_P050
    Type: pAb
    Reacts with: Cow, Dog, Guinea Pig, Horse, Human, Mouse, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Zebrafish
    Application: IHC, WB
    Product Size: 100 ul
    Price (USD): $319.00
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    SEMA3D antibody - middle region (ARP55526_P050) in Human THP-1 using Western Blot

    SEMA3D Antibody - middle region (ARP55526_P050)

    Protein Name:Semaphorin-3D
    Catalog #:ARP55526_P050
    Type: pAb
    Reacts with: Cow, Dog, Horse, Human, Mouse, Pig, Rabbit, Rat
    Application: WB
    Product Size: 100 ul
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    SEMA7A Antibody (OASA02604)

    SEMA7A Antibody (OASA02604)

    Protein Name:Semaphorin-7A
    Catalog #:OASA02604
    Type: mAb
    Reacts with: Human
    Application: FC, IP, WB
    Product Size: 0.2mg
    Price (USD): $545.00
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    SEMA6D antibody - N-terminal region (ARP49584_P050) in Human 721_B using Western Blot

    SEMA6D Antibody - N-terminal region (ARP49584_P050)

    Protein Name:Semaphorin-6D Ensembl ENSP00000453661 Ensembl ENSP00000348276
    Catalog #:ARP49584_P050
    Type: pAb
    Reacts with: Cow, Dog, Guinea Pig, Horse, Human, Mouse, Pig, Rabbit, Rat, Zebrafish
    Application: WB
    Product Size: 100 ul
    Price (USD): $289.00
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    SEMA4F antibody - N-terminal region (ARP46421_P050) in Transfected 293T using Western Blot

    SEMA4F Antibody - N-terminal region (ARP46421_P050)

    Protein Name:Semaphorin-4F
    Catalog #:ARP46421_P050
    Type: pAb
    Reacts with: Cow, Dog, Guinea Pig, Horse, Human, Mouse, Rabbit, Rat
    Application: WB
    Product Size: 100 ul
    Price (USD): $289.00
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