Two separate metalloproteinase activities are responsible for the shedding and processing of the NG2 proteoglycan in vitro.

A high proportion of NG2 in the adult rat spinal cord is saline-soluble and migrates slightly faster than intact NG2 on SDS-PAGE, suggesting that it represents the shed ectodomain of NG2. In the injured cerebral cortex, much of the overall increase in NG2 is due to the saline-soluble (shed), rather than the detergent-soluble (intact), form. Hydroxamic acid… CONTINUE READING