Myelin-oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) is a surface marker of oligodendrocyte maturation

J Neuroimmunol. 1989 May;22(3):169-76. doi: 10.1016/0165-5728(89)90014-3.


The myelin-oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) is a minor component of central nervous system myelin. Using neonatal rat optic nerve oligodendrocyte cultures we have compared the development in vitro of MOG with galactocerebroside, myelin basic protein and 2' ,3'-cyclic-nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase. MOG appears on the surface of oligodendrocytes 1-2 days later than these other oligodendrocyte markers, suggesting that MOG may be a useful indicator of oligodendrocyte maturation. The relevance of these findings for investigating mechanisms of myelin injury in vitro and the role of oligodendrocyte damage in demyelinating disease is discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antigens, Surface* / immunology
  • Cell Survival
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique
  • Myelin Proteins / immunology*
  • Neuroglia / immunology*
  • Oligodendroglia / immunology*
  • Oligodendroglia / physiology


  • Antigens, Surface
  • Myelin Proteins