Monday, February 11, 2013

Schwann Cells Markers

Important tool for studying diseases that cause PNS abnormalities or degeneration.

It is a goal of mine to have the best and brightest collection of Neuron-Glial Markers. Here I feature use of one of our Schwann Cell Markers. In this study our p75/NGF antibody is used as a control to determine differences in myelin sheath structure in new born pigs having the Cystic Fibrosis Mutant vs Normal Gene Expression (controls). Leah R. Reznikov, Qian Dong, Jeng-Haur Chena, Thomas O. Moninger, Jung Min Park, Yuzhou Zhang, Jianyang Du, Michael S. Hildebrand, Richard J. H. Smith, Christoph O. Randak, David A. Stoltz, and Michael J. Welsh. CFTR-deficient pigs display peripheral nervous system defects at birth.

Images: CFTR is functionally active in Schwann cells. (A) Primary cultures of porcine Schwann cells were used 4 wk after seeding when they had developed the specific bipolar morphology and a phase-bright cell body under differential interference contrast microscopy. Schwann cells were positive for the phenotypic markers S100 and p75. (B) Whole-cell current recorded in the presence of PKA and ATP in the pipette solution and 1 min after adding 100 μM of CFTR inhibitor GlyH-101 to the bath solution. (Left) Example of currents from one cell; Inset shows voltage-pulse protocol. (Upper Right) Example of current-voltage relationship. (Lower Right) Data from five CFTR+/+ Schwann cells and seven CFTR−/− Schwann cells. *P = 0.003 (Mann–Whitney rank sum test).

Images: Fig. 1. CFTR is expressed in trigeminal nerve Schwann cells. Data are confocal microscopic images of trigeminal nerve immunostained for CFTR (green) and marker indicated above middle panels (red). Nuclei were stained with DAPI (blue). (A) Transverse cross-section with axons stained with β-tubulin III antibody. (B) CFTR−/− trigeminal nerves immunostained for CFTR and β-tubulin III.  (C) Sagittal crosssection immunostained with fluoromyelin. (D) Section stained with S100 antibody, a marker of Schwann cells. (E) Section stained with p75 antibody, also a marker of Schwann cells. (Scale bar, 20 μm.).

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