M H Schmidt-Michels

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A combined assay to measure neurite outgrowth and B-50/GAP-43 levels in PC12 cells is reported. During NGF-induced neuritogenesis, B-50/GAP-43 expression was monitored by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Neurite outgrowth was quantified at the same time by the use of video image analysis. Sensitivity and reliability of the methods are shown with a(More)
Undifferentiated PC12 cells contain detectable levels of the nervous-specific protein B-50/GAP-43. Upon treatment with NGF or change of culture medium, B-50/GAP-43 levels remained unchanged during the first 12 hours while neuritogenesis starts. Both, B-50/GAP-43 levels and neurite outgrowth peak at 24 hours. These results suggest that in PC12 cells the(More)
Substantial evidence has now been gathered for the involvement of B-50/GAP-43 in neuronal development and regeneration. The precise role of this protein, however, is still debated. In an earlier study, a linear correlation between NGF-induced neurite outgrowth and B-50/GAP-43 levels was observed in PC12 cells. To establish the involvement of B-50/GAP-43(More)
Exposure of PC12 cells to nerve growth factor results in arrest of cell growth and induction of differentiation to sympathetic neuron-like cells, bearing neurites. In this study we identify a 48 kDa PC12 phosphoprotein as the neuron-specific protein kinase C substrate B-50 (Mr 48 kDa; IEP 4.5) on basis of comigration with purified B-50, immunoreactivity and(More)
In rat embryonic dorsal root ganglion explants stimulated by nerve growth factor, the neuron-specific phosphoprotein B-50 (GAP43) is primarily localized in the distal portion of outgrowing neurites. Addition of colchicine leads to a decrease in total amount of B-50 and a marked redistribution in the neurons. The data underscore the role of axonal transport(More)
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