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In vivo analysis of kallikrein-related peptidase 6 (KLK6) function in oligodendrocyte development and the expression of myelin proteins.
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PMID:  23376368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Oligodendrocytes are important for not only nerve conduction but also CNS development and neuronal survival in a variety of conditions. Kallikrein-related peptidase 6 (KLK6) is expressed in oligodendrocytes in the CNS and its expression is changed in several physiological and pathological conditions, especially following spinal cord injury (SCI) and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. In this study, we investigated the functions of KLK6 in oligodendrocyte lineage cell development and the production of myelin proteins using KLK6-deficient (KLK6(-/-)) mice. KLK6(-/-) mice were born without apparent defects and lived as long as wild-type (WT) mice. There was no significant difference in the numbers of oligodendrocyte precursor cells and mature oligodendrocytes in the adult naive spinal cord between WT and KLK6(-/-) mice. However, there were fewer mature oligodendrocytes in the KLK6(-/-) spinal cord than in the WT spinal cord at postnatal day 7 (P7). Expression of myelin basic protein (MBP) and oligodendrocyte specific protein/claudin-11, major myelin proteins, was also decreased in the KLK6(-/-) spinal cord compared with the WT spinal cord at P7-21. Moreover, after SCI, the amount of MBP in the damaged spinal cords of KLK6(-/-) mice was significantly less than that in the damaged spinal cords of WT mice. These results indicate that KLK6 plays functional roles in oligodendrocyte development and the expression of myelin proteins.
Koichi Murakami; Ying-Ping Jiang; Tatsuhide Tanaka; Yoshio Bando; Branka Mitrovic; Shigetaka Yoshida
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroscience     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-7544     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroscience     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-2-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7605074     Medline TA:  Neuroscience     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 IBRO. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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