Myelin Proteolipid Protein: Cladistic Tool to Study Vertebrate Phylogeny

  • T. V. Waehneldt
  • J. Malotka
  • C. A. Gunn
  • C. Linington
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 43)

Abstract

In view of the pressing problems of demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis the main focus of myelin research is the human situation. However, it should be born in mind that the entire mammalian class constitutes less than 10 per cent of myelin-synthesizing vertebrates. Thus, a wealth of information as regards the structural/functional relationships of myelin components may be lost if gnathostome classes other than mammals are neglected.

Keywords

Migration Transportation Carboxyl Oligomer Polyacrylamide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. V. Waehneldt
    • 1
  • J. Malotka
    • 1
  • C. A. Gunn
    • 2
  • C. Linington
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für experimentelle MedizinForschungsstelle NeurochemieGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of WalesCardiffUK

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