Tag Archives: myelin

Understanding Schwann cells: new insights into the developing peripheral nervous system

Our study focuses on signals that control the development and function of Schwann cells, which are glial cells that reside in the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Schwann cells sort axons, surround the axons and form a myelin

Promoting myelination as a strategy to rescue depressive-like behavior

All of our activities-e.g. reading, walking, and thinking- are controlled by our brain. The brain is mainly composed of two types of cells, neurons and glial cells, which communicate with each other every second (or millisecond) and

Oligodendrocyte Tau’s failed quest for microtubules results in myelin decrease and falling

Oligodendrocytes make a good-sized myelin that surrounds axons and allows humans to walk and see. In contrast, when axons do not get enough myelin, axonal function is incapacitated, with resulting deficits in cognition, behavior, and in the