1. A novel microRNA-132-sirtuin-1 axis underlies aberrant B-cell cytokine regulation in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis [corrected].

    PLoS ONE 9(8):e105421 (2014) PMID 25136908 PMCID PMC4138149

    Clinical trial results demonstrating that B-cell depletion substantially reduces new relapses in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have established that B cells play a role in the pathophysiology of MS relapses. The same treatment appears not to impact antibodies directed against the central...
  2. Implication of perturbed axoglial apparatus in early pediatric multiple sclerosis.

    Annals of Neurology 71(5):601 (2012) PMID 22473675

    Cerebrospinal fluid samples collected from children during initial presentation of central nervous system inflammation, who may or may not subsequently be diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis (MS), were subjected to large-scale proteomics screening. Unexpectedly, major compact myelin membrane ...
  3. Functional studies of MLC1 mutations in Chinese patients with megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts.

    PLoS ONE 7(3):e33087 (2012) PMID 22416245 PMCID PMC3293920

    Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC, MIM# 604004) is an autosomal recessive inherited disease mostly resulting from MLC1 mutations. In this study, we finished the functional analysis of MLC1 mutations identified recently in Chinese patients, including five newly descr...
  4. Misalignment of PLP/DM20 transmembrane domains determines protein misfolding in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease.

    Journal of Neuroscience 31(42):14961 (2011) PMID 22016529

    A large number of genetic diseases have been associated with truncated or misfolded membrane proteins trapped in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). In the ER, they activate the unfolded protein response, which can trigger cell death. Hence, a better understanding of protein misfolding features migh...
  5. Neuron to glia signaling triggers myelin membrane exocytosis from endosomal storage sites.

    Journal of Cell Biology 172(6):937 (2006) PMID 16520383 PMCID PMC2063736

    During vertebrate brain development, axons are enwrapped by myelin, an insulating membrane produced by oligodendrocytes. Neuron-derived signaling molecules are temporally and spatially required to coordinate oligodendrocyte differentiation. In this study, we show that neurons regulate myelin mem...