A double point mutation in the DNA-binding region of Egr2 switches its function from inhibition to induction of proliferation: A potential contribution to the development of congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy.

@article{ArthurFarraj2006ADP,
  title={A double point mutation in the DNA-binding region of Egr2 switches its function from inhibition to induction of proliferation: A potential contribution to the development of congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy.},
  author={Peter J. Arthur-Farraj and Rhona Mirsky and David B Parkinson and Kristj{\'a}n R. Jessen},
  journal={Neurobiology of disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={159-69}
}
Mutations in the DNA-binding domain of EGR2 are associated with severe autosomal dominant forms of peripheral neuropathy. In this study, we show that one such Egr2 mutant (S382R, D383Y), when expressed in Schwann cells in vitro, is not transcriptionally inactive but retains residual wild-type Egr2 functions, including inhibition of transforming growth… CONTINUE READING