Chapter 2. Major Components of Myelin in the Mammalian Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

  1. Bernadette Kalman and
  2. Thomas H. Brannagan III
  1. Bernadette Kalman and
  2. Alexander Gow

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692363.ch2

Neuroimmunology in Clinical Practice

Neuroimmunology in Clinical Practice

How to Cite

Kalman, B. and Gow, A. (2007) Major Components of Myelin in the Mammalian Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems, in Neuroimmunology in Clinical Practice (eds B. Kalman and T. H. Brannagan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692363.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 2 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158404

Online ISBN: 9780470692363

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Keywords:

  • nervous system;
  • vertebrates;
  • myelinated axon;
  • flattened menbrane;
  • transection

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Myelinating oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells

  • Major functions of myelin

  • Diseases of myelin

  • Internodal proteins

  • Paranodal and juxtaparanodal proteins

  • Myelin lipids

  • Transcriptional regulation of myelin genes

  • The notion of myelin as an immune-privileged compartment

  • Acknowledgments

  • References