MBP gene expression

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Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a key component of the myelin sheath synthesized by Schwan cells in the peripheral nervous system (Garbay et al, 2000). MBP expression is regulated by EGR2, which binds to both to an upstream enhancer and to sites within the first intron of the MBP gene (Forgahni et al, 2001; Denarier et al, 2005; Jang et al, 2006). Consistent with this, MBP expression is decreased in EGR2 knockout mice (Topilko et al, 1994, Le et al, 2005). Sequence analysis suggests that, as is the case for MPZ, SOX10 may act in conjunction with EGR2 to regulate MBP expression (Jones et al, 2006).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
10727776 Myelin synthesis in the peripheral nervous system

Garbay, B, Heape, AM, Sargueil, F, Cassagne, C

Prog. Neurobiol. 2000
7935840 Krox-20 controls myelination in the peripheral nervous system

Topilko, P, Schneider-Maunoury, S, Levi, G, Baron-Van Evercooren, A, Chennoufi, AB, Seitanidou, T, Babinet, C, Charnay, P

Nature 1994
18634568 Interactions of Sox10 and Egr2 in myelin gene regulation

Jones, EA, Jang, SW, Mager, GM, Chang, LW, Srinivasan, R, Gokey, NG, Ward, RM, Nagarajan, R, Svaren, J

Neuron Glia Biol. 2007
15695336 Analysis of congenital hypomyelinating Egr2Lo/Lo nerves identifies Sox2 as an inhibitor of Schwann cell differentiation and myelination

Le, N, Nagarajan, R, Wang, JY, Araki, T, Schmidt, RE, Milbrandt, J

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2005
16923174 In vivo detection of Egr2 binding to target genes during peripheral nerve myelination

Jang, SW, Leblanc, SE, Roopra, A, Wrabetz, L, Svaren, J

J. Neurochem. 2006
16319321 Functional organization of a Schwann cell enhancer

Denarier, E, Forghani, R, Farhadi, HF, Dib, S, Dionne, N, Friedman, HC, Lepage, P, Hudson, TJ, Drouin, R, Peterson, A

J. Neurosci. 2005
11356866 A distal upstream enhancer from the myelin basic protein gene regulates expression in myelin-forming schwann cells

Forghani, R, Garofalo, L, Foran, DR, Farhadi, HF, Lepage, P, Hudson, TJ, Tretjakoff, I, Valera, P, Peterson, A

J. Neurosci. 2001
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