Nogo-A is part of the reticulon family of proteins localized to the myelin and oligodendroglial plasma membranes. Nogo-A specifically initiates signal transduction cascades limiting axonal regrowth following injury and disease in the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS). Recent novel data support the contention that neuronal Nogo-A plays an important role in regulating cytoskeletal re-organization without the requirement of signaling through its cognate receptor (Nogo receptor). These data, along with the recent findings that the N-terminus of Nogo-A can interact with integrins and that NgR1 interacts with the amyloid precursor protein extracellularly, as well as novel findings showing ubiquitin ligases binding with Nogo-A intracellularly add a layer of complexity to its functional role in the CNS.
|Pages (from-to)||1072 - 1075|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|