Saturday, May 25, 2013

Schwann Cell-Sensory Neurons-PNS Markers

These markers a important tools for the study of Neuro-muscular diseases like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

For Neuromuscular Disease Researchers, we have some of the best Schwann Cell and Sensory/Peripheral Neuron Markers in the business.
Images: Rat mixed neuron/glial cultures stained with Peripherin (green channel) and Neurofilament alpha-internexin/NF66 (green channel). These cultures contain mostly neurons which are rich in alpha-internexin, and a subgroup which have a large amount of peripherin also, such as the prominent cell in the middle of the micrograph. Since this cell expresses large amounts of peripherin and alpha-internexin, the green and red signals superimpose to produce a golden cell. Blue is a DNA stain. Protocol on data-sheet.

Here're recent publications referencing use of these markers:
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. anti-p75 (1:500; Neuromics)...

Gayle M. Passmore, Joanne M. Reilly, Matthew Thakur, Vanessa N. Keasberry, Stephen J. Marsh, Anthony H. Dickenson and David A. Brown. Functional significance of M-type potassium channels in nociceptive cutaneous sensory endings. Fronteirs in Molecular Science. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2012.00063. ...neurofilament H (1:1000,Neuromics,USA)...

Leigh A Nattkemper, Zhong-Qiu Zhao, Anna J Nichols, Alexandru D P Papoiu, Carol A Shively, Zhou-Feng Chen and Gil Yosipovitch. Over-Expression of the Gastrin-Releasing Peptide in Cutaneous Nerve Fibers and its Receptor in Spinal Cord in Primates with Chronic Itch. Journal of Investigative Dermatology accepted article preview 4 April 2013; doi: 10.1038/jid.2013.166...Protein Gene Product 9.5 (PGP9.5; Neuromics, Edina, MN).

Wiebke Kallenborn-Gerhardt, Katrin Schröder, Domenico Del Turco, Ruirui Lu, Katharina Kynast, Judith Kosowski, Ellen Niederberger, Ajay M. Shah, Ralf P. Brandes, Gerd Geisslinger, and Achim Schmidtko. NADPH Oxidase-4 Maintains Neuropathic Pain after Peripheral Nerve Injury. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25 July 2012, 32(30): 10136-10145; doi: 10.1523/​JNEUROSCI.6227-11.2012...chicken anti-P-Zero or MPZ (1:500; Neuromics)...

Images: Micrographs depicting SSeCKS colocalization with myelination markers (CNPase and Pzero). (A) SSeCKS (red) and CNPase (green) in the lumbar spinal cord dorsal horn. The labeling appears discrete with minimal colocalization. (B) SSeCKS (red) and Pzero (green) in the L4 dorsal root ganglia. A lack of co-localization is observed and Pzero can be seen localized to putative axonal elements (arrow). (C) SSeCKS (red) and Pzero (green) in the sciatic nerve. As in the dorsal root ganglia, a lack of co-localization is observed. Both SSeCKS and Pzero can be seen localized to axonal elements. (D) SSeCKS (red) and Pzero (green) in glabrous skin of the hind-paw, fibers displaying colocalization (yellow) can be observed (arrow). Irmen et al. Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury 2008 3:8 doi:10.1186/1749-7221-3-8.

I will post new data and pubs as they become available.

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