Katja A Lüders

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Protein zero (P0) is the major structural component of peripheral myelin. Lack of this adhesion protein from Schwann cells causes a severe dysmyelinating neuropathy with secondary axonal degeneration in humans with the neuropathy Dejerine-Sottas syndrome (DSS) and in the corresponding mouse model (P0(null)-mice). In the mammalian CNS, the tetraspan-membrane(More)
Proteolipid protein (PLP) is the most abundant integral membrane protein in compact central nervous system myelin, and null mutations of the PLP1 gene cause spastic paraplegia type 2 (SPG2). SPG2 patients and PLP-deficient mice exhibit only moderate abnormalities of myelin but progressive degeneration of long axons. Since Plp1 gene products are detected in(More)
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