• Molecular mechanisms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy linked to mutations in human myelin protein P2 

      Ruskamo, Salla; Nieminen, Tuomo; Kristiansen, Cecilie Katrin; Vatne, Guro Helén; Baumann, Anne; Hallin, Erik Ingmar; Raasakka, Arne; Joensuu, Päivi; Bergmann, Ulrich; Vattulainen, Ilpo; Kursula, Petri (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-07-26)
      Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is one of the most common inherited neuropathies. Recently, three CMT1-associated point mutations (I43N, T51P, and I52T) were discovered in the abundant peripheral myelin protein P2. These ...
    • Neuropathy-related mutations alter the membrane binding properties of the human myelin protein P0 cytoplasmic tail 

      Raasakka, Arne; Ruskamo, Salla; Barker, Robert; Krokengen, Oda Caspara; Vatne, Guro Helén; Kristiansen, Cecilie Katrin; Hallin, Erik Ingmar; Skoda, Maximilian W. A.; Bergmann, Ulrich; Wacklin-Knecht, Hanna; Jones, Nykola C; Hoffmann, Søren V; Kursula, Petri (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-06-07)
      Schwann cells myelinate selected axons in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and contribute to fast saltatory conduction via the formation of compact myelin, in which water is excluded from between tightly adhered lipid ...
    • Raptor-Mediated Proteasomal Degradation of Deamidated 4E-BP2 Regulates Postnatal Neuronal Translation and NF-κB Activity 

      Kouloulia, Stella; Hallin, Erik Ingmar; Simbriger, Konstanze; Amorim, Ines S; Lach, Gilliard; Amvrosiadis, Theoklitos; Chalkiadaki, Kleanthi; Kampaite, Agniete; Truong, Vinh Tai; Hooshmandi, Mehdi; Jafarnejad, Seyed Mehdi; Skehel, Paul; Kursula, Petri; Khoutorsky, Arkady; Gkogkas, Christos (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The translation initiation repressor 4E-BP2 is deamidated in the brain on asparagines N99/N102 during early postnatal brain development. This post-translational modification enhances 4E-BP2 association with Raptor, a central ...
    • Structure and dynamics of a human myelin protein P2 portal region mutant indicate opening of the β barrel in fatty acid binding proteins 

      Laulumaa, Saara; Nieminen, Tuomo; Raasakka, Arne; Krokengen, Oda C.; Safaryan, Anushik; Hallin, Erik Ingmar; Brysbaert, Guillaume; Lensink, Marc F.; Ruskamo, Salla; Vattulainen, Ilpo; Kursula, Petri (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-06-25)
      Background: Myelin is a multilayered proteolipid sheath wrapped around selected axons in the nervous system. Its constituent proteins play major roles in forming of the highly regular membrane structure. P2 is a myelin-specific ...