RNA trafficking in myelinating cells

John H. Carson, Sunjong Kwon, Elisa Barbarese

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In the past year, several key molecular components of the RNA trafficking pathway in myelinating cells have been identified: distinct cis-acting elements for RNA transport and localization have been characterized in myelin basic protein mRNA; hnRNP A2 has been identified as a trans-acting factor in oligodendrocytes that binds specifically to the RNA transport sequence; and microtubules and kinesin have been identified as cytoskeletal elements required for RNA transport in oligodendrocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-612
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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