RNA on the road to myelin

Elisa Barbarese, Craig Brumwell, Sunjong Kwon, Hongyi Cui, John H. Carson

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In oligodendrocytes some mRNAs are transported from the perikaryon to the distal processes and localized in the myelin compartment where they are translated. This review describes the cis-acting signals and trans-acting factors that mediate intracellular trafficking of myelin basic protein (MBP) RNA, the prototype for such mRNAs in myelinating glia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-270
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neurocytology
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology


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