Nicoll, "A subtype-specific function for the extracellular domain of neuroligin 1
in hippocampal LTP," Neuron, vol.
After cleaving of neuroligin 1
by MMP-9 modification of synaptic transmission was observed.
Sudhof, "A splice code fortrans-synaptic cell adhesion mediated by binding of neuroligin 1
to [alpha]- and [beta]-neurexins," Neuron, vol.
This synaptogenic effect of TSP-1 is mediated by neuroligin 1, a membrane protein involved in the formation of CNS synapses .
Xia, "Thrombospondin 1 accelerates synaptogenesis in hippocampal neurons through neuroligin 1," Nature Neuroscience, vol.
Binding receptors or Functions References molecules Antiangiogenic [13, 45-50] Proinflammatory [15, 51] CD36 Anti-inflammatory [17, 45] Proapoptotic  Profibrogenic [21, 52] Antiangiogenic  CD47 Anti-inflammatory  Proapoptotic [18,19] TNF-R1 Proapoptotic  TGF-[beta] Anti-inflammatory  Profibrogenic  MMP-9 Antiangiogenic [55, 56] [alpha]2[delta]-1, Prosynaptogenic [22, 24] neuroligin 1
Transcripts belonging to this category that are of particular interest include neurexins 1 and 3 (NRXN1 and NRXN3, resp.) and neuroligin 1
(NLGN1), whose mutations are found to associate with various neurological diseases, including autism spectrum disorders .
Pechmann et al., "Neuroligin 1 is dynamically exchanged at postsynaptic sites," Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
Sudhof, "A splice code for trans-synaptic cell adhesion mediated by binding of neuroligin 1 to [alpha]- and [beta]-neurexins," Neuron, vol.
Brose, "Neuroligin 1 is a postsynaptic cell-adhesion molecule of excitatory synapses," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
Naguib, "Epigenetic suppression of neuroligin 1 underlies amyloid-induced memory deficiency," Nature Neuroscience, vol.
However, at glutamatergic synapses, neuroligin 1
binds to postsynaptic scaffolding protein PSD-95 that links to GKAP which in turn binds Shank, and this complex may further recruit other postsynaptic proteins to the excitatory synaptic junctions (read  for a review on neuroligins).