The Human Brain : From Neurone to Nervous System

OLIGODENDROCYTES


  1. Oligodendrocyes are the cells that produce myelin within the CNS.

  2. Unlike the Schwann cells that produce myelin around a single axon within peripheral nerves, oligodendrocytes have several processes, each of which wraps its myelin around a central axon. Each oligodendrocyte therefore provides myelin for many axons within the CNS.

  3. Key Words: Oligodendrocytes, Schwann Cells, Myelin, Remak Bundles, Multiple Sclerosis, Demyelination and Remyelination










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