Agrin isoforms and their role in synaptogenesis

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1992 Oct;4(5):869-74. doi: 10.1016/0955-0674(92)90113-q.


Agrin is thought to mediate the motor neuron-induced aggregation of synaptic proteins on the surface of muscle fibers at neuromuscular junctions. Recent experiments provide direct evidence in support of this hypothesis, reveal the nature of agrin immunoreactivity at sites other than neuromuscular junctions, and have resulted in findings that are consistent with the possibility that agrin plays a role in synaptogenesis throughout the nervous system.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Agrin
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Motor Neurons / physiology
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / genetics
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / physiology*
  • Synapses / physiology*


  • Agrin
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins