New implications for the QUAKING RNA binding protein in human disease

J Neurosci Res. 2008 Feb 1;86(2):233-42. doi: 10.1002/jnr.21485.


The use of spontaneously occurring mouse models has proved to be a valuable tool throughout the years to delineate the signals required for nervous system development. This is especially true in the field of myelin biology, with a large number of different models available. The quaking viable mouse models dysmyelination in the nervous system and links the QUAKING RNA binding proteins to myelination and cell fate decisions. In this Mini-Review, we highlight the biological functions attributed to this KH-type RNA binding protein and the recent achievements linking it to human disorders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Brain Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Glioblastoma / genetics*
  • Glioblastoma / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Mice, Quaking
  • Protein Isoforms / genetics
  • Protein Isoforms / metabolism
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / genetics*
  • RNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism*
  • Schizophrenia / genetics*
  • Schizophrenia / metabolism


  • Protein Isoforms
  • QKI protein, human
  • RNA-Binding Proteins