Expression of only one myelin basic protein allele in mouse is compatible with normal myelination.


Myelin deficiency (mld) is an autosomal recessive mutation in mice characterized by a severe myelin deficit in the central nervous system (CNS). The primary defect in mld is a reduction of the synthesis of the myelin basic protein (MBP) and probably lies in a regulatory element of the MBP gene. In young mld heterozygotes, the MBP mRNA and MBP levels are… (More)