G2Cdb::Allele report

Mutation type

Altered genes (1)

Gene Symbol Species Description
G00001806 PLP1 Homo sapiens proteolipid protein 1

Diseases (1)

Disease Description Nervous effect
D00000155 Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease Y

Literature (1)

Pubmed - human_disease

  • Myelination of a fetus with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease: immunopathological study.

    Shiraishi K, Itoh M, Sano K, Takashima S and Kubota T

    Department of Mental Retardation and Birth Defect Research, National Institute of Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan.

    We report an autopsied case of a 21-gestational-week fetus with duplication of the proteolipid protein (PLP) gene (PLP1). An immunohistochemical study, which can detect the specific expression of PLP, myelin basic protein, myelin-associated glycoprotein, and platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha subunit in brain tissues, showed that the myelination was almost the same as that of age-matched controls. This result suggests that the development and migration of the oligodendrocyte is normal in Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease until midgestation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the myelination of a fetus with duplication of the PLP1 gene.

    Annals of neurology 2003;54;2;259-62

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