P39, the primary activator for cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5) in oligodendroglia, is essential for oligodendroglia differentiation and myelin repair

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  • Background: Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) is crucial for brain development. Results: In contrast to neurons that utilize p35 as the primary Cdk5 activator, oligodendroglia employ p39-dependent Cdk5 activation to advance differentiation and myelin repair. Conclusion: p39 is the primary Cdk5 activator in oligodendroglia, essential for oligodendroglia development. Significance: Our study revealed distinct mechanisms controlling Cdk5 activity in neurons and oligodendroglia. © 2013 by The American Society.
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  • Bankston AN; Li W; Zhang H; Ku L; Liu G; Papa F; Zhao L; Bibb JA; Cambi F; Tiwari-Woodruff SK
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  • 18047
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  • 18057
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  • 288
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  • 25