Myocilin mediates myelination in the peripheral nervous system through ErbB2/3 signaling

Heung Sun Kwon, Thomas Johnson, Myung Kuk Joe, Mones Abu-Asab, Jun Zhang, Chi Chao Chan, Stanislav I. Tomarev

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Abstract

Background: Myocilin, a secreted glaucoma-associated protein, is detected in the sciatic nerve, but its function there is not clear. Results: Myocilin null mutation leads to defects in the myelination of sciatic nerve acting through the ErbB2/ErbB3 receptor. Conclusion: Myocilin is a novel player in sciatic nerve myelination. Significance: This is the first demonstration of myocilin involvement in myelination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26357-26371
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume288
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 13 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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Kwon, H. S., Johnson, T., Joe, M. K., Abu-Asab, M., Zhang, J., Chan, C. C., & Tomarev, S. I. (2013). Myocilin mediates myelination in the peripheral nervous system through ErbB2/3 signaling. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288(37), 26357-26371. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M112.446138