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Table 2 Selected genes abundant in ON but not in other white matter/astrocyte/macrophage libraries.

From: Expressed sequence tag analysis of adult human optic nerve for NEIBank: Identification of cell type and tissue markers

UniGene UniGene Description # Notes
121333 Myelin-associated oligodendrocyte basic protein 5* Oligodendrocyte
631992 Dystonin 5 cytoskeleton anchor/RP25 and BCMAD locus
632717 Myosin, light chain 6 5 cellular motor protein
76224 EFEMP1 4^ Doyne honeycomb retinal dystrophy/GLC1H locus
422181 S100 calcium binding protein B 4 oligodendrocytes maturation
58414 Filamin C, gamma 3 actin cytoskeleton
117060 Extracellular matrix protein 2 3 GLC1J locus
151220 Palladin 3 cytoskeletal remodeling
369068 Dynein, cytoplasmic 1, light intermediate chain 2 3 microtubule motor/interacts with dystonin
501140 KIAA1598/Shootin 3 neuronal polarization
528087 Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinase B 3 Ca2+-leak
533683 Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 3 optic atrophy
  1. The first column shows the unigene number, the second column the gene descriptor. Third column indicates the number of specific ESTs in the first 2000 sequenced clones. The fourth column (notes) give specific information of interest about these genes * A possible 6th clone in 3'UTR is also present. ^ A 5th clone was dropped because it is chimeric.