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Organotypic cultures of cerebellum from hypomyelinated mutant mice provide a powerful experimental system for studying the cell biology of the mutant diseases. We have examined the extent to which the culture system reproduces the diseases of three well-known mutants, qk, jpmsd, and jp. Quantitation of myelin profiles per sq. mm of section demonstrates that(More)
jp and jpmsd, two allelic mutations in the mouse that sharply reduce the amount of CNS myelin, produce diseases that can be distinguished morphologically only by their severity. This has raised the question of whether the two mutations are truly distinguishable. Since the two mutations have never been maintained on the same genetic background, correct(More)
Hypomyelinated mutant mice are valuable natural animal systems for analysis of CNS myelin development, chemistry and diseases. One mutant, jpmsd, has never received thorough morphological description. We here describe the detailed morphology of jpmsd, compare it with well-studied jp and qk on their present genetic backgrounds, and discuss the genetic(More)
Normal optic nerve glia were 'injected' into hypomyelinated mutant jp,jpmsd, and qk cerebellum by co-culturing explants in direct physical contact. Quantitative light microscopic studies demonstrated that such glial injection significantly increased the number of myelin profiles counted in cultures, suggesting that axons in all 3 mutants can accept(More)
This study compares peripheral myelination in a specific subdivision of the sciatic nerve of jp msd and unaffected littermate mice. No significant differences are found in numbers of myelinated and unmyelinated axons, diameters of axons, thickness of myelin sheaths relative to axon diameter, extent of unmyelinated axons segregation by Schwann cell(More)
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