PubMed 14592966

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Automatically associated channels: Kv1.1 , Kv1.2

Title: Nogo-A at CNS paranodes is a ligand of Caspr: possible regulation of K(+) channel localization.

Authors: Du-Yu Nie, Zhi-Hong Zhou, Beng-Ti Ang, Felicia Y H Teng, Gang Xu, Tao Xiang, Chao-Yang Wang, Li Zeng, Yasuo Takeda, Tian-Le Xu, Yee-Kong Ng, Catherine Faivre-Sarrailh, Brian Popko, Eng-Ang Ling, Melitta Schachner, Kazutada Watanabe, Catherine J Pallen, Bor Luen Tang, Zhi-Cheng Xiao

Journal, date & volume: EMBO J., 2003 Nov 3 , 22, 5666-78

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We report Nogo-A as an oligodendroglial component congregating and interacting with the Caspr-F3 complex at paranodes. However, its receptor Nogo-66 receptor (NgR) does not segregate to specific axonal domains. CHO cells cotransfected with Caspr and F3, but not with F3 alone, bound specifically to substrates coated with Nogo-66 peptide and GST-Nogo-66. Binding persisted even after phosphatidylinositol- specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC) removal of GPI-linked F3 from the cell surface, suggesting a direct interaction between Nogo-66 and Caspr. Both Nogo-A and Caspr co-immunoprecipitated with Kv1.1 and Kv1.2, and the developmental expression pattern of both paralleled compared with Kv1.1, implicating a transient interaction between Nogo-A-Caspr and K(+) channels at early stages of myelination. In pathological models that display paranodal junctional defects (EAE rats, and Shiverer and CGT(-/-) mice), distances between the paired labeling of K(+) channels were shortened significantly and their localization shifted toward paranodes, while paranodal Nogo-A congregation was markedly reduced. Our results demonstrate that Nogo-A interacts in trans with axonal Caspr at CNS paranodes, an interaction that may have a role in modulating axon-glial junction architecture and possibly K(+)-channel localization during development.