1. 1. Myelin proteins from the CNS of recent lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa, Protopterus dolloi, Neoceratodus forsteri) were separated and analysed by staining and immunoblotting. 2. 2. All species showed a glycosylated component (g-PLP) that cross-reacted with antibodies against tetrapod proteolipid protein (PLP), indicating phylogenetic relationships with amphibia. 3. 3. Actinopterygian IP or teleostean 36 k components were not detectable in lungfish CNS myelin. 4. 4. The identical size of g-PLPs from Lepidosiren and Protopterus (Mr = 29,000) underlines the close relationship of the Lepidosirenidae. The smaller size of g-PLP from the ceratodidan Neoceratodus forsteri (Mr = 27,500) pointed to an earlier diversion.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|