Strittmatter SM, Valenzuela D, Kennedy TE, Neer EJ, Fishman MC. 1990. G0 is a major growth cone protein subject to regulation by GAP-43. Nature. 344(6269):836-41. Pubmed: 2158629


G0, a GTP-binding protein that transduces information from transmembrane receptors, has been found to be a major component of the neuronal growth cone membrane. GAP-43, an intracellular growth cone protein closely associated with neuronal growth, stimulates GTP-gamma-S binding to G0. It does so through an amino-terminal domain homologous to G-linked transmembrane receptors. Thus, G0 in the growth cone may be regulated by intracellular as well as extracellular signals.

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Mark C. Fishman’s group studies the heart-brain connection. They employ a range of genetic, developmental, and neurobiological tools in zebrafish to understand what the heart tells the brain, and how critical internal sensory systems adjust homeostatic and somatic behaviors, including social interactions.

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