The cytoskeletal adapter protein 4.1G organizes the internodes in peripheral myelinated nerves

2012 | journal article; research paper. A publication with affiliation to the University of Göttingen.

Jump to: Cite & Linked | Documents & Media | Details | Version history

Cite this publication

​The cytoskeletal adapter protein 4.1G organizes the internodes in peripheral myelinated nerves​
Ivanovic, A. ; Horresh, I.; Golan, N.; Spiegel, I.; Sabanay, H.; Frechter, S. & Ohno, S. et al.​ (2012) 
The Journal of Cell Biology196(3) pp. 337​-344​.​ DOI: 

Documents & Media


GRO License GRO License


Ivanovic, Aleksandra ; Horresh, Ida; Golan, Neev; Spiegel, Ivo; Sabanay, Helena; Frechter, Shahar; Ohno, Shinichi; Terada, Nobuo; Möbius, Wiebke ; Rosenbluth, Jack; Brose, Nils ; Peles, Elior
Myelinating Schwann cells regulate the localization of ion channels on the surface of the axons they ensheath. This function depends on adhesion complexes that are positioned at specific membrane domains along the myelin unit. Here we show that the precise localization of internodal proteins depends on the expression of the cytoskeletal adapter protein 4.1G in Schwann cells. Deletion of 4.1G in mice resulted in aberrant distribution of both glial adhesion molecules and axonal proteins that were present along the internodes. In wild-type nerves, juxtaparanodal proteins (i.e., Kv1 channels, Caspr2, and TAG-1) were concentrated throughout the internodes in a double strand that flanked paranodal junction components (i.e., Caspr, contactin, and NF155), and apposes the inner mesaxon of the myelin sheath. In contrast, in 4.1G(-/-) mice, these proteins "piled up" at the juxtaparanodal region or aggregated along the internodes. These findings suggest that protein 4.1G contributes to the organization of the internodal axolemma by targeting and/or maintaining glial transmembrane proteins along the axoglial interface.
Issue Date
The Journal of Cell Biology 



Social Media