Journal article

Differential induction and intracellular localization of SCG10 messenger RNA is associated with neuronal differentiation

AJ Hannan, RC Henke, RP Weinberger, JW Sentry, PL Jeffrey

NEUROSCIENCE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1996

Abstract

The differentiation of neurons involves the establishment of distinct molecular compartments which regulate neuronal shape and function. This requires targeting of specific gene products to growth-associated regions of the neuron. We have investigated the temporal and spatial regulation of SCG10 gene expression during neuronal differentiation. There are two SCG10 messenger RNAs, 1 and 2 kg in length, which encode the same growth-associated protein. These messenger RNAs were found to be differentially regulated during the onset of neurite outgrowth in early rat cerebellum development. In PC12 cells, the two SCG10 messenger RNAs were shown to be differentially induced by nerve growth factor. R..

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