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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: net'trin

Definition: Diffusible proteins that provide chemotactic cues to guide axons. Netrin-1 is made by and secreted from floor plate cells of the neural tube. Netrin-2 is synthesized in the lower regions of the neural tube.

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