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Publication : Nature genetics

A missense mutation in Tbce causes progressive motor neuronopathy in mice

Scientific Fields
Diseases
Organisms
Applications
Technique

Published in Nature genetics - 21 Oct 2002

Martin N, Jaubert J, Gounon P, Salido E, Haase G, Szatanik M, Guénet JL

Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 12389029

Nat. Genet. 2002 Nov;32(3):443-7

Mice that are homozygous with respect to the progressive motor neuronopathy (pmn) mutation (chromosome 13) develop a progressive caudio-cranial degeneration of their motor axons from the age of two weeks and die four to six weeks after birth. The mutation is fully penetrant, and expressivity does not depend on the genetic background. Based on its pathological features, the pmn mutation has been considered an excellent model for the autosomal recessive proximal childhood form of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Previously, we demonstrated that the genes responsible for these disorders were not orthologous. Here, we identify the pmn mutation as resulting in a Trp524Gly substitution at the last residue of the tubulin-specific chaperone e (Tbce) protein that leads to decreased protein stability. Electron microscopy of the sciatic and phrenic nerves of affected mice showed a reduced number of microtubules, probably due to defective stabilization. Transgenic complementation with a wildtype Tbce cDNA restored a normal phenotype in mutant mice. Our observations indicate that Tbce is critical for the maintenance of microtubules in mouse motor axons, and suggest that altered function of tubulin cofactors might be implicated in human motor neuron diseases.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12389029