The lipid-rich sheath surrounding AXONS in both the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS and PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The myelin sheath is an electrical insulator and allows faster and more energetically efficient conduction of impulses. The sheath is formed by the cell membranes of glial cells (SCHWANN CELLS in the peripheral and OLIGODENDROGLIA in the central nervous system). Deterioration of the sheath in DEMYELINATING DISEASES is a serious clinical problem.
MYELIN-specific proteins that play a structural or regulatory role in the genesis and maintenance of the lamellar MYELIN SHEATH structure.
An abundant cytosolic protein that plays a critical role in the structure of multilamellar myelin. Myelin basic protein binds to the cytosolic sides of myelin cell membranes and causes a tight adhesion between opposing cell membranes.
A protein that accounts for more than half of the peripheral nervous system myelin protein. The extracellular domain of this protein is believed to engage in adhesive interactions and thus hold the myelin membrane compact. It can behave as a homophilic adhesion molecule through interactions with its extracellular domains. (From J Cell Biol 1994;126(4):1089-97)
A class of large neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system. Oligodendroglia may be called interfascicular, perivascular, or perineuronal (not the same as SATELLITE CELLS, PERINEURONAL of GANGLIA) according to their location. They form the insulating MYELIN SHEATH of axons in the central nervous system.
Neuroglial cells of the peripheral nervous system which form the insulating myelin sheaths of peripheral axons.
A myelin protein that is the major component of the organic solvent extractable lipoprotein complexes of whole brain. It has been the subject of much study because of its unusual physical properties. It remains soluble in chloroform even after essentially all of its bound lipids have been removed. (From Siegel et al., Basic Neurochemistry, 4th ed, p122)
A class of nerve fibers as defined by their structure, specifically the nerve sheath arrangement. The AXONS of the myelinated nerve fibers are completely encased in a MYELIN SHEATH. They are fibers of relatively large and varied diameters. Their NEURAL CONDUCTION rates are faster than those of the unmyelinated nerve fibers (NERVE FIBERS, UNMYELINATED). Myelinated nerve fibers are present in somatic and autonomic nerves.
A nerve which originates in the lumbar and sacral spinal cord (L4 to S3) and supplies motor and sensory innervation to the lower extremity. The sciatic nerve, which is the main continuation of the sacral plexus, is the largest nerve in the body. It has two major branches, the TIBIAL NERVE and the PERONEAL NERVE.
Diseases characterized by loss or dysfunction of myelin in the central or peripheral nervous system.
Nerve fibers that are capable of rapidly conducting impulses away from the neuron cell body.
The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the autonomic, cranial, and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons. The connective tissue layers include, from the outside to the inside, the epineurium, the perineurium, and the endoneurium.
Regularly spaced gaps in the myelin sheaths of peripheral axons. Ranvier's nodes allow saltatory conduction, that is, jumping of impulses from node to node, which is faster and more energetically favorable than continuous conduction.
The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.
Neoplasms which arise from nerve sheaths formed by SCHWANN CELLS in the PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM or by OLIGODENDROCYTES in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, NEUROFIBROMA, and NEURILEMMOMA are relatively common tumors in this category.
A phosphodiesterase that specifically cleaves the 3'-phosphate linkage of 2',3'-cyclic nucleotides. It is found at high level in the cytoplasm of cells that form the MYELIN SHEATH.
A myelin protein found in the periaxonal membrane of both the central and peripheral nervous systems myelin sheaths. It binds to cells surface receptors found on AXONS and may regulate cellular interactions between MYELIN and AXONS.
Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.
The 2nd cranial nerve which conveys visual information from the RETINA to the brain. The nerve carries the axons of the RETINAL GANGLION CELLS which sort at the OPTIC CHIASM and continue via the OPTIC TRACTS to the brain. The largest projection is to the lateral geniculate nuclei; other targets include the SUPERIOR COLLICULI and the SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEI. Though known as the second cranial nerve, it is considered part of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Degeneration of distal aspects of a nerve axon following injury to the cell body or proximal portion of the axon. The process is characterized by fragmentation of the axon and its MYELIN SHEATH.
A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
The outermost cytoplasmic layer of the SCHWANN CELLS covering NERVE FIBERS.
Renewal or physiological repair of damaged nerve tissue.
Myelin-deficient mutants which are from the inbred Tabby-Jimpy strain.
The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.
The nervous system outside of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system has autonomic and somatic divisions. The autonomic nervous system includes the enteric, parasympathetic, and sympathetic subdivisions. The somatic nervous system includes the cranial and spinal nerves and their ganglia and the peripheral sensory receptors.
GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS with a sulfate group esterified to one of the sugar groups.
Catalyzes the final step in the galactocerebroside biosynthesis pathway.
A hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy transmitted most often as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by progressive distal wasting and loss of reflexes in the muscles of the legs (and occasionally involving the arms). Onset is usually in the second to fourth decade of life. This condition has been divided into two subtypes, hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN) types I and II. HMSN I is associated with abnormal nerve conduction velocities and nerve hypertrophy, features not seen in HMSN II. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)
Nucleoside-2',3'-cyclic phosphate nucleotidohydrolase. Enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of the 2'- or 3'- phosphate bonds of 2',3'-cyclic nucleotides. Also hydrolyzes nucleoside monophosphates. Includes EC 3.1.4.16 and EC 3.1.4.37. EC 3.1.4.-.
A branch of the tibial nerve which supplies sensory innervation to parts of the lower leg and foot.
Mice which carry mutant genes for neurologic defects or abnormalities.
An autoimmune disorder mainly affecting young adults and characterized by destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. Pathologic findings include multiple sharply demarcated areas of demyelination throughout the white matter of the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction. The usual pattern is one of recurrent attacks followed by partial recovery (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, RELAPSING-REMITTING), but acute fulminating and chronic progressive forms (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE) also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p903)
Electron microscopy in which the ELECTRONS or their reaction products that pass down through the specimen are imaged below the plane of the specimen.
An early growth response transcription factor that controls the formation of the MYELIN SHEATH around peripheral AXONS by SCHWANN CELLS. Mutations in EGR2 transcription factor have been associated with HEREDITARY MOTOR AND SENSORY NEUROPATHIES such as CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE.
Loss of functional activity and trophic degeneration of nerve axons and their terminal arborizations following the destruction of their cells of origin or interruption of their continuity with these cells. The pathology is characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases. Often the process of nerve degeneration is studied in research on neuroanatomical localization and correlation of the neurophysiology of neural pathways.
The non-neuronal cells of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu, participate in the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and BLOOD-RETINAL BARRIER, form the myelin insulation of nervous pathways, guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons. Neuroglia have high-affinity transmitter uptake systems, voltage-dependent and transmitter-gated ion channels, and can release transmitters, but their role in signaling (as in many other functions) is unclear.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
A transmembrane protein present in the MYELIN SHEATH of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is one of the main autoantigens implicated in the pathogenesis of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
Neutral glycosphingolipids that contain a monosaccharide, normally glucose or galactose, in 1-ortho-beta-glycosidic linkage with the primary alcohol of an N-acyl sphingoid (ceramide). In plants the monosaccharide is normally glucose and the sphingoid usually phytosphingosine. In animals, the monosaccharide is usually galactose, though this may vary with the tissue and the sphingoid is usually sphingosine or dihydrosphingosine. (From Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1st ed)
An experimental animal model for central nervous system demyelinating disease. Inoculation with a white matter emulsion combined with FREUND'S ADJUVANT, myelin basic protein, or purified central myelin triggers a T cell-mediated immune response directed towards central myelin. The pathologic features are similar to MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, including perivascular and periventricular foci of inflammation and demyelination. Subpial demyelination underlying meningeal infiltrations also occurs, which is also a feature of ENCEPHALOMYELITIS, ACUTE DISSEMINATED. Passive immunization with T-cells from an afflicted animal to a normal animal also induces this condition. (From Immunol Res 1998;17(1-2):217-27; Raine CS, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, p604-5)
Methods of preparing tissue for examination and study of the origin, structure, function, or pathology.
A group of slowly progressive inherited disorders affecting motor and sensory peripheral nerves. Subtypes include HMSNs I-VII. HMSN I and II both refer to CHARCOT-MARIE-TOOTH DISEASE. HMSN III refers to hypertrophic neuropathy of infancy. HMSN IV refers to REFSUM DISEASE. HMSN V refers to a condition marked by a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy associated with spastic paraplegia (see SPASTIC PARAPLEGIA, HEREDITARY). HMSN VI refers to HMSN associated with an inherited optic atrophy (OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY), and HMSN VII refers to HMSN associated with retinitis pigmentosa. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)
Paired bundles of NERVE FIBERS entering and leaving the SPINAL CORD at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots are efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and PREGANGLIONIC AUTONOMIC FIBERS.
A peptide factor originally identified by its ability to stimulate the phosphorylation the erbB-2 receptor (RECEPTOR, ERBB-2). It is a ligand for the erbB-3 receptor (RECEPTOR, ERBB-3) and the erbB-4 receptor. Variant forms of NEUREGULIN-1 occur through alternative splicing of its mRNA.
Diseases of the peripheral nerves external to the brain and spinal cord, which includes diseases of the nerve roots, ganglia, plexi, autonomic nerves, sensory nerves, and motor nerves.
Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.
Sensory ganglia located on the dorsal spinal roots within the vertebral column. The spinal ganglion cells are pseudounipolar. The single primary branch bifurcates sending a peripheral process to carry sensory information from the periphery and a central branch which relays that information to the spinal cord or brain.
The use of statistical and mathematical methods to analyze biological observations and phenomena.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
Slender processes of NEURONS, including the AXONS and their glial envelopes (MYELIN SHEATH). Nerve fibers conduct nerve impulses to and from the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Broad plate of dense myelinated fibers that reciprocally interconnect regions of the cortex in all lobes with corresponding regions of the opposite hemisphere. The corpus callosum is located deep in the longitudinal fissure.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
Changes in the amounts of various chemicals (neurotransmitters, receptors, enzymes, and other metabolites) specific to the area of the central nervous system contained within the head. These are monitored over time, during sensory stimulation, or under different disease states.
Type III intermediate filament proteins that assemble into neurofilaments, the major cytoskeletal element in nerve axons and dendrites. They consist of three distinct polypeptides, the neurofilament triplet. Types I, II, and IV intermediate filament proteins form other cytoskeletal elements such as keratins and lamins. It appears that the metabolism of neurofilaments is disturbed in Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by the presence of neurofilament epitopes in the neurofibrillary tangles, as well as by the severe reduction of the expression of the gene for the light neurofilament subunit of the neurofilament triplet in brains of Alzheimer's patients. (Can J Neurol Sci 1990 Aug;17(3):302)
Cerebrosides which contain as their polar head group a galactose moiety bound in glycosidic linkage to the hydroxyl group of ceramide. Their accumulation in tissue, due to a defect in beta-galactosidase, is the cause of galactosylceramide lipidosis or globoid cell leukodystrophy.
Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Microscopy in which the samples are first stained immunocytochemically and then examined using an electron microscope. Immunoelectron microscopy is used extensively in diagnostic virology as part of very sensitive immunoassays.
A class of large neuroglial (macroglial) cells in the central nervous system - the largest and most numerous neuroglial cells in the brain and spinal cord. Astrocytes (from "star" cells) are irregularly shaped with many long processes, including those with "end feet" which form the glial (limiting) membrane and directly and indirectly contribute to the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER. They regulate the extracellular ionic and chemical environment, and "reactive astrocytes" (along with MICROGLIA) respond to injury.
Surface ligands that mediate cell-to-cell adhesion and function in the assembly and interconnection of the vertebrate nervous system. These molecules promote cell adhesion via a homophilic mechanism. These are not to be confused with NEURAL CELL ADHESION MOLECULES, now known to be expressed in a variety of tissues and cell types in addition to nervous tissue.
Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.
Neoplasms which arise from peripheral nerve tissue. This includes NEUROFIBROMAS; SCHWANNOMAS; GRANULAR CELL TUMORS; and malignant peripheral NERVE SHEATH NEOPLASMS. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp1750-1)
A long flat muscle that extends along the whole length of both sides of the abdomen. It flexes the vertebral column, particularly the lumbar portion; it also tenses the anterior abdominal wall and assists in compressing the abdominal contents. It is frequently the site of hematomas. In reconstructive surgery it is often used for the creation of myocutaneous flaps. (From Gray's Anatomy, 30th American ed, p491)
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
The part of brain that lies behind the BRAIN STEM in the posterior base of skull (CRANIAL FOSSA, POSTERIOR). It is also known as the "little brain" with convolutions similar to those of CEREBRAL CORTEX, inner white matter, and deep cerebellar nuclei. Its function is to coordinate voluntary movements, maintain balance, and learn motor skills.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A moderately firm, benign, encapsulated tumor resulting from proliferation of SCHWANN CELLS and FIBROBLASTS that includes portions of nerve fibers. The tumors usually develop along peripheral or cranial nerves and are a central feature of NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 1, where they may occur intracranially or involve spinal roots. Pathologic features include fusiform enlargement of the involved nerve. Microscopic examination reveals a disorganized and loose cellular pattern with elongated nuclei intermixed with fibrous strands. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1016)
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Test for tissue antigen using either a direct method, by conjugation of antibody with fluorescent dye (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, DIRECT) or an indirect method, by formation of antigen-antibody complex which is then labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, INDIRECT). The tissue is then examined by fluorescence microscopy.
The posterior filiform portion of the spermatozoon (SPERMATOZOA) that provides sperm motility.
A technique of culturing mixed cell types in vitro to allow their synergistic or antagonistic interactions, such as on CELL DIFFERENTIATION or APOPTOSIS. Coculture can be of different types of cells, tissues, or organs from normal or disease states.
The gradual irreversible changes in structure and function of an organism that occur as a result of the passage of time.

Prior exposure to neurotrophins blocks inhibition of axonal regeneration by MAG and myelin via a cAMP-dependent mechanism. (1/2525)

MAG is a potent inhibitor of axonal regeneration. Here, inhibition by MAG, and myelin in general, is blocked if neurons are exposed to neurotrophins before encountering the inhibitor; priming cerebellar neurons with BDNF or GDNF, but not NGF, or priming DRG neurons with any of these neurotrophins blocks inhibition by MAG/myelin. Dibutyryl cAMP also overcomes inhibition by MAG/myelin, and cAMP is elevated by neurotrophins. A PKA inhibitor present during priming abrogates the block of inhibition. Finally, if neurons are exposed to MAG/myelin and neurotrophins simultaneously, but with the Gi protein inhibitor, inhibition is blocked. We suggest that priming neurons with particular neurotrophins elevates cAMP and activates PKA, which blocks subsequent inhibition of regeneration and that priming is required because MAG/myelin activates a Gi protein, which blocks increases in cAMP. This is important for encouraging axons to regrow in vivo.  (+info)

Disproportionate recruitment of CD8+ T cells into the central nervous system by professional antigen-presenting cells. (2/2525)

Inappropriate immune responses, thought to exacerbate or even to initiate several types of central nervous system (CNS) neuropathology, could arise from failures by either the CNS or the immune system. The extent that the inappropriate appearance of antigen-presenting cell (APC) function contributes to CNS inflammation and pathology is still under debate. Therefore, we characterized the response initiated when professional APCs (dendritic cells) presenting non-CNS antigens were injected into the CNS. These dendritic cells expressed numerous T-cell chemokines, but only in the presence of antigen did leukocytes accumulate in the ventricles, meninges, sub-arachnoid spaces, and injection site. Within the CNS parenchyma, the injected dendritic cells migrated preferentially into the white matter tracts, yet only a small percentage of the recruited leukocytes entered the CNS parenchyma, and then only in the white matter tracts. Although T-cell recruitment was antigen specific and thus mediated by CD4+ T cells in the models used here, CD8+ T cells accumulated in numbers equal to or greater than that of CD4+ T cells. Few of the recruited T cells expressed activation markers (CD25 and VLA-4), and those that did were primarily in the meninges, injection site, ventricles, and perivascular spaces but not in the parenchyma. These results indicate that 1) the CNS modulates the cellular composition and activation states of responding T-cell populations and that 2) myelin-restricted inflammation need not be initiated by a myelin-specific antigen.  (+info)

A new X linked neurodegenerative syndrome with mental retardation, blindness, convulsions, spasticity, mild hypomyelination, and early death maps to the pericentromeric region. (3/2525)

We report on a family with an X linked neurodegenerative disorder consisting of mental retardation, blindness, convulsions, spasticity, and early death. Neuropathological examination showed mild hypomyelination. By linkage analysis, the underlying genetic defect could be assigned to the pericentromeric region of the X chromosome with a maximum lod score of 3.30 at theta=0.0 for the DXS1204 locus with DXS337 and PGK1P1 as flanking markers.  (+info)

Myelin and collapsin-1 induce motor neuron growth cone collapse through different pathways: inhibition of collapse by opposing mutants of rac1. (4/2525)

Precise growth cone guidance is the consequence of a continuous reorganization of actin filament structures within filopodia and lamellipodia in response to inhibitory and promoting cues. The small GTPases rac1, cdc42, and rhoA are critical for regulating distinct actin structures in non-neuronal cells and presumably in growth cones. Collapse, a retraction of filopodia and lamellipodia, is a typical growth cone behavior on contact with inhibitory cues and is associated with depolymerization and redistribution of actin filaments. We examined whether small GTPases mediate the inhibitory properties of CNS myelin or collapsin-1, a soluble semaphorin, in chick embryonic motor neuron cultures. As demonstrated for collapsin-1, CNS myelin-evoked growth cone collapse was accompanied by a reduction of rhodamine-phalloidin staining most prominent in the growth cone periphery, suggesting actin filament disassembly. Specific mutants of small GTPases were capable of desensitizing growth cones to CNS myelin or collapsin-1. Adenoviral-mediated expression of constitutively active rac1 or rhoA abolished CNS myelin-induced collapse and allowed remarkable neurite extension on a CNS myelin substrate. In contrast, expression of dominant negative rac1 or cdc42 negated collapsin-1-induced growth cone collapse and promoted neurite outgrowth on a collapsin-1 substrate. These findings suggest that small GTPases can modulate the signaling pathways of inhibitory stimuli and, consequently, allow the manipulation of growth cone behavior. However, the fact that opposite mutants of rac1 were effective against different inhibitory stimuli speaks against a universal signaling pathway underlying growth cone collapse.  (+info)

Structural maturation of neural pathways in children and adolescents: in vivo study. (5/2525)

Structural maturation of fiber tracts in the human brain, including an increase in the diameter and myelination of axons, may play a role in cognitive development during childhood and adolescence. A computational analysis of structural magnetic resonance images obtained in 111 children and adolescents revealed age-related increases in white matter density in fiber tracts constituting putative corticospinal and frontotemporal pathways. The maturation of the corticospinal tract was bilateral, whereas that of the frontotemporal pathway was found predominantly in the left (speech-dominant) hemisphere. These findings provide evidence for a gradual maturation, during late childhood and adolescence, of fiber pathways presumably supporting motor and speech functions.  (+info)

Rapid induction of functional and morphological continuity between severed ends of mammalian or earthworm myelinated axons. (6/2525)

The inability to rapidly restore the loss of function that results from severance (cutting or crushing) of PNS and CNS axons is a severe clinical problem. As a novel strategy to help alleviate this problem, we have developed in vitro procedures using Ca2+-free solutions of polyethylene glycol (PEG solutions), which within minutes induce functional and morphological continuity (PEG-induced fusion) between the cut or crushed ends of myelinated sciatic or spinal axons in rats. Using a PEG-based hydrogel that binds to connective tissue to provide mechanical strength at the lesion site and is nontoxic to nerve tissues in earthworms and mammals, we have also developed in vivo procedures that permanently maintain earthworm myelinated medial giant axons whose functional and morphological integrity has been restored by PEG-induced fusion after axonal severance. In all these in vitro or in vivo procedures, the success of PEG-induced fusion of sciatic or spinal axons and myelinated medial giant axons is measured by the restored conduction of action potentials through the lesion site, the presence of intact axonal profiles in electron micrographs taken at the lesion site, and/or the intra-axonal diffusion of fluorescent dyes across the lesion site. These and other data suggest that the application of polymeric fusiogens (such as our PEG solutions), possibly combined with a tissue adherent (such as our PEG hydrogels), could lead to in vivo treatments that rapidly and permanently repair cut or crushed axons in the PNS and CNS of adult mammals, including humans.  (+info)

Synthesis and turnover of cerebrosides and phosphatidylserine of myelin and microsomal fractions of adult and developing rat brain. (7/2525)

The synthesis and turnover of cerebrosides and phospholipids was followed in microsomal and myelin fractions of developing and adult rat brains after an intracerebral injection of [U-14C]serine. The kinetics of incorporation of radioactivity into microsomal and myelin cerebrosides indicate the possibility of a precursor-product relationship between cerebrosides of these membranes. The specific radioactivity of myelin cerebrosides was corrected for the deposition of newly formed cerebrosides in myelin. Multiphasic curves were obtained for the decline in specific radioactivity of myelin and microsomal cerebrosides, suggesting different cerebroside pools in these membranes. The half-life of the fast turning-over pool of cerebrosides of myelin was 7 and 22 days for the developing and adult rat brain respectively. The half-life of the slowly turning-over pool of myelin cerebrosides was about 145 days for both groups of animals. The half-life of the rapidly turning-over microsomal cerebrosides was calculated to be 20 and 40 h for the developing and adult animals respectively. The half-life of the intermediate and slowly turning-over microsomal cerebrosides was 11 and 60 days respectively, for both groups of animals. The amount of incorporation of radioactivity into microsomal cerebrosides from L-serine was greatly decreased in the adult animals, and greater amounts of the precursor were directed towards the synthesis of phosphatidylserine. In the developing animals, considerable amounts of cerebrosides were synthesized from L-serine, besides phosphatidylserine. The time-course of incorporation indicated that a precursor-product relationship exists between microsomal and myelin phosphatidylserine. The half-life of microsomal phosphatidylserine was calculated to be about 8 h for the fast turning-over pool in both groups of animals.  (+info)

Adult brain retains the potential to generate oligodendroglial progenitors with extensive myelination capacity. (8/2525)

Remyelination of focal areas of the central nervous system (CNS) in animals can be achieved by transplantation of glial cells, yet the source of these cells in humans to similarly treat myelin disorders is limited at present to fetal tissue. Multipotent precursor cells are present in the CNS of adult as well as embryonic and neonatal animals and can differentiate into lineage-restricted progenitors such as oligodendroglial progenitors (OPs). The OPs present in adults have a different phenotype from those seen in earlier life, and their potential role in CNS repair remains unknown. To gain insights into the potential to manipulate the myelinating capacity of these precursor and/or progenitor cells, we generated a homogenous culture of OPs from neural precursor cells isolated from adult rat subependymal tissues. Phenotypic characterization indicated that these OPs resembled neonatal rather than adult OPs and produced robust myelin after transplantation. The ability to generate such cells from the adult brain therefore opens an avenue to explore the potential of these cells for repairing myelin disorders in adulthood.  (+info)

BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury to axons produces breakdown of axons and myelin at the site of the lesion and then further distal to this where Wallerian degeneration develops. The rapid removal of degenerated myelin by phagocytosis is advantageous for repair since molecules in myelin impede regeneration of severed axons. Thus, revealing mechanisms that regulate myelin phagocytosis by macrophages and microglia is important. We hypothesize that myelin regulates its own phagocytosis by simultaneous activation and down-regulation of microglial and macrophage responses. Activation follows myelin binding to receptors that mediate its phagocytosis (e.g. complement receptor-3), which has been previously studied. Down-regulation, which we test here, follows binding of myelin CD47 to the immune inhibitory receptor SIRPalpha (signal regulatory protein-alpha) on macrophages and microglia.. METHODS: CD47 and SIRPalpha expression was studied by confocal immunofluorescence microscopy, and myelin phagocytosis by ...
Some of the myelin sheaths in the cerebellum of normal adult toads exhibit extensive evaginations of their full thickness. These redundant flaps of myelin are collapsed; i.e., they contain no axon and have no lumen. They extend away from the parent axonal myelin sheaths and tend to enfold other myelinated fibers or granule cell perikarya, producing bizarre configurations of myelin and what appear to be partially or completely myelinated cell bodies. In some instances, only the redundant flap of myelin appears in the plane of section, and its attachment to an axonal myelin sheath in another plane is only inferred. Single lamellae of myelin also tend to invest cerebellar granule cells and other processes, and these too appear to fold on themselves producing two- or four-layered segments. It is suggested that there are two phases of myelinogenesis: an initial wrapping phase, followed by a prolonged second phase during which internodes of myelin increase in both length and girth by a process other ...
Author: Velanac, Viktorija; Genre: Thesis; Open Access; Title: BACE1 dependent function of neuregulin1 in peripheral nervous system myelination
TY - JOUR. T1 - A conditionally immortalized glial cell line that expresses mature myelin proteins and functional GABA(A) receptors. AU - Bronstein, J M. AU - Hales, T G. AU - Tyndale, R F. AU - Charles, A C. PY - 1998/2. Y1 - 1998/2. N2 - We have isolated and characterized a conditionally immortalized glial cell line that expresses mature myelin proteins, as well as functional GABA(A) receptors. Glial cells were isolated from postnatal day 1 H-2Kb-tsA58 transgenic mice that contain the temperature-sensitive SV40 large T antigen oncogene under the control of an interferon-gamma-inducible promoter. A clonal line was isolated that grew rapidly under permissive conditions (33 degrees C in the presence of interferon-gamma), but not under nonpermissive conditions (37 degrees C in the absence of interferon-gamma). Cells expressed mRNAs of mature myelin proteins (myelin basic proteins and proteolipid protein) when grown under either permissive or nonpermissive conditions, but myelin basic proteins were ...
The thickness of the myelin sheath that insulates axons is fitted for optimal nerve conduction velocity. Here, we show that, in Schwann cells, mammalian disks large homolog 1 (Dlg1) interacts with PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10) to inhibit axonal stimulation of myelination. This mechanism limits myelin sheath thickness and prevents overmyelination in mouse sciatic nerves. Removing this brake results also in myelin outfoldings and demyelination, characteristics of some peripheral neuropathies. Indeed, the Dlg1 brake is no longer functional in a mouse model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Therefore, negative regulation of myelination appears to be essential for optimization of nerve conduction velocity and myelin maintenance.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The formation of paranodal spirals at the ends of CNS myelin sheaths requires the planar polarity protein Vangl2. AU - Jarjour, Andrew. AU - Velichkova, Atanaska. AU - Boyd, Amanda. AU - Lord, Kathryn M.. AU - Torsney, Carole. AU - Henderson, Deborah J. AU - Ffrench-Constant, Charles. PY - 2020/3/3. Y1 - 2020/3/3. N2 - During axonal ensheathment, noncompact myelin channels formed at lateral edges of the myelinating process become arranged into tight paranodal spirals that resemble loops when cut in cross section. These adhere to the axon, concentrating voltage‐dependent sodium channels at nodes of Ranvier and patterning the surrounding axon into distinct molecular domains. The signals responsible for forming and maintaining the complex structure of paranodal myelin are poorly understood. Here, we test the hypothesis that the planar cell polarity determinant Vangl2 organizes paranodal myelin. We show that Vangl2 is concentrated at paranodes and that, following conditional ...
In the human demyelinating central nervous system (CNS) disease multiple sclerosis, remyelination promotes recovery and limits neurodegeneration, but this is inefficient and always ultimately fails. Furthermore, these regenerated myelin sheaths are thinner and shorter than the original, leaving the underlying axons potentially vulnerable. In rodent models, CNS remyelination is more efficient, so that in young animals (but not old) the number of myelinated axons is efficiently restored to normal, but in both young and old rodents, regenerated myelin sheaths are still short and thin. The reasons for these differences in remyelination efficiency, the thinner remyelinated myelin sheaths compared to developmental myelin and the subsequent effect on the underlying axon are unclear. We studied CNS remyelination in the highly regenerative adult zebrafish (Danio rerio), to better understand mechanisms of what we hypothesised would be highly efficient remyelination, and to identify differences to mammalian CNS
Myelin protein zero (P0), a type I transmembrane protein, is the most abundant protein in peripheral nervous system (PNS) myelin—the lipid-rich, periodic structure of membrane pairs that concentrically encloses long axonal segments. Schwann cells, the myelinating glia of the PNS, express P0 throughout their development until the formation of mature myelin. In the intramyelinic compartment, the immunoglobulin-like domain of P0 bridges apposing membranes via homophilic adhesion, forming, as revealed by electron microscopy, the electron-dense, double “intraperiod line” that is split by a narrow, electron-lucent space corresponding to the extracellular space between membrane pairs. The C-terminal tail of P0 adheres apposing membranes together in the narrow cytoplasmic compartment of compact myelin, much like myelin basic protein (MBP). In mouse models, the absence of P0, unlike that of MBP or P2, severely disturbs myelination. Therefore, P0 is the executive molecule of PNS myelin
The myelin sheath is found surrounding axons of the both the central and peripheral nervous system. Axons may be myelinated or unmyelinated. In myelinated axons the sheath is arranged with small gaps known as the nodes of Ranvier, this is where the action potentials are generated as this is where the majority of the axons ion channels are located. This article shall discuss the myelin sheath, its affect on transmission of signals in the nervous system and relevant clinical conditions.
We show here that β1 integrins are required for the myelination of axonal tracts in the CNS and we establish a link between β1 integrins and AKT in oligodendrocyte function. Myelin thickness was reduced in the spinal cord, cerebellum and optic nerve of Itgb1-CNSko mice without a reduction in oligodendrocyte numbers. These findings suggest that the myelination defects in mutant mice were caused by perturbations in the formation of myelin membrane sheaths. Consistent with this finding, myelin outgrowth was substantially impaired in cultured β1-deficient oligodendrocytes. Myelination was also affected in the spinal cord of Itgb1-OL-ko mice, providing additional evidence that β1 integrins act, at least in part, cell-autonomously in oligodendrocytes to regulate myelination. Interestingly, activation of AKT signaling was affected in cultured β1-deficient oligodendrocytes. Furthermore, myelin membrane sheet formation in the β1-mutant cultured cells was restored by inhibiting PTEN or by ...
We report a large family with a multigenerational pedigree of HMSN with focally folded myelin sheaths. The family studied allowed us to uncover the genetic findings, clinical spectrum, and natural history of HMSN with focally folded myelin sheaths, and to highlight the significant intrafamily uniformity of clinical presentation.. Focally folded myelin sheaths are the pathologic hallmark of certain hereditary neuropathies of wide clinical spectrum. 11-14,21-26 Of the 23 cases reported, 10 patients came from five families, whereas 13 cases were sporadic. In two cases, an autosomal-dominant mode of inheritance was postulated. 24 The reports of Dayan et al., 27 Nordborg et a1., 28 and Lutschg et al. 29 were not included because published pathologic data were not detailed enough for a comparison with ours.. In our family, the genealogic study showing the high consanguinity rate represents strong evidence in favor of an autosomal-recessive pattern of inheritance, confirming the hypothesis postulated ...
Oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system (CNS) produce myelin sheaths that insulate axons to ensure fast propagation of action potentials. beta1 integrins regulate the myelination of peripheral nerves, but their function during the myelination of axonal tracts in the CNS is unclear. Here we show that genetically modified mice lacking beta1 integrins in the CNS present a deficit in myelination but no defects in the development of the oligodendroglial lineage. Instead, in vitro data show that beta1 integrins regulate the outgrowth of myelin sheaths. Oligodendrocytes derived from mutant mice are unable to efficiently extend myelin sheets and fail to activate AKT (also known as AKT1), a kinase that is crucial for axonal ensheathment. The inhibition of PTEN, a negative regulator of AKT, or the expression of a constitutively active form of AKT restores myelin outgrowth in cultured beta1-deficient oligodendrocytes. Our data suggest that beta1 integrins play an instructive role in CNS myelination ...
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The main myelin sheath function is:. It acts as an electrical insulator for the neuron - it prevents the penetration of electrical impulses through the shield.. In myelin sheath function, The sheath prevents ion migration to or from the neuron / prevents depolarization.. Accelerates the transmission of the electrical impulse in the neuron - impulses cannot pass through the shield (the shield acts as an electrical insulator), instead, the pulses jump from the gap in the myelin sheath to another gap (it jumps from one Ranvier node to another).. ...
Myelin sheath serves as an insulator that surrounds the nerves. This includes the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. This layer is made up of fatty substances, as well as protein. Its purpose is to allow impulses to transfer quickly and efficiently along the nerve cells. If the myelin sheath layer is damages the impulses will slow down and it can cause diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In addition, Myelin Sheath is roughly 200 and 800 μm thick and diseases can also thin out the layer causing the level of protection to obviously decrease. ...
The myelination of central nervous system (CNS) axons by oligodendrocytes enables fast and energy‐efficient propagation of action potentials as well as axonal support [[1], [2]]. The absence of the second most abundant CNS myelin protein MBP results in severe hypomyelination, shivering symptoms and premature death in rodents [[3]]. MBP compacts myelin membranes, binds to cytoskeletal proteins and is involved in oligodendroglial calcium signalling [[4], [5]]. Moreover, it regulates the molecular composition of the glial plasma membrane, facilitating the formation of lipid‐rich myelin domains required for effective axon insulation [[6], [7]]. Therefore, appropriate MBP levels are important to maintain oligodendroglial homeostasis as well as functional myelin membrane formation. During oligodendrocyte maturation, MBP transcription precedes translation by about 1 day [[8], [9]], but the mechanisms underlying this translational repression of MBP remain poorly understood. Axon-glial signalling ...
Myelination drastically speeds up action potential propagation along axons, which is fundamental for the correct function of neuronal circuits. However, axon-oligodendrocyte interactions regulating the onset of myelin formation remain unclear. I sought to determine how reticulospinal axons control myelination, as they are the first myelinated in the zebrafish spinal cord. I genetically manipulated zebrafish in order to either remove such axons from a region of the spinal cord, or to increase their number, and characterized oligodendrocyte-lineage cells following this axonal loss- or gain-of-function. In kinesin-binding protein (kbp) mutants, reticulospinal hindbrain neurons start axonogenesis but axons fail to grow along the entire spinal cord as in wildtype, providing an axon-deficient posterior spinal cord and an intact anterior region. I found that early stages of oligodendrocyte development, such as the specification of oligodendrocyte precursors, their distribution and migration were not ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Myelin and Myelination. AU - Aschner, Michael. AU - Toews, A. D.. PY - 2010/8/12. Y1 - 2010/8/12. N2 - A compound may be neurotoxic by virtue of being targeted to perturb some metabolic, structural, or functional property characteristic of myelin or myelinating cells. Myelin and myelination are described in this section, with emphasis on points relevant to understanding neurotoxic mechanisms. More information is readily available in collections of more specialized reviews of subtopics relevant to myelin.. AB - A compound may be neurotoxic by virtue of being targeted to perturb some metabolic, structural, or functional property characteristic of myelin or myelinating cells. Myelin and myelination are described in this section, with emphasis on points relevant to understanding neurotoxic mechanisms. More information is readily available in collections of more specialized reviews of subtopics relevant to myelin.. UR - ...
The mechanisms that regulate myosin II activity in SC and OL during myelination are not yet known. In SC, phosphorylation of the regulatory chain of myosin II (MLC2) is up-regulated at the onset of myelination and then down-regulated (Melendez-Vasquez et al., 2004), following the same pattern of Rho activation in peripheral nerve extracts (unpublished data). Our previous studies revealed an important role for ROCK during the initial events of PNS myelination, possibly by regulating the phosphorylation status of MLC (Melendez-Vasquez et al., 2004). However, inhibition of ROCK did not interfere with the wrapping of the axon, which suggests that another ROCK-independent mechanism controls the actual motor of SC adaxonal membrane progression around the axon. Our current study extends these initial observations and provides further evidence of the important role of polarized actomyosin contraction for SC myelin formation. Similar to our previous results with a ROCK-specific pharmacological inhibitor, ...
Remyelination is the process of propagating oligodendrocyte precursor cells to form oligodendrocytes to create new myelin sheaths on demyelinated axons in the CNS. This is a process naturally regulated in the body and tends to be very efficient in a healthy CNS. The process creates a thinner myelin sheath than normal, but it helps to protect the axon from further damage, from overall degeneration, and proves to increase conductance once again. Demyelinating diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, have been of utmost interest within the last couple of decades. Recent research is uncovering some of the many unknown pathways involved with remyelination in hopes of battling demyelinating diseases like MS which can ultimately cripple a person. While no treatment exists yet in preventing remyelination failure in the chronic stages of these diseases, future research may yet prove to unlock key pathways that can be targeted. Remyelination is activated and regulated by a variety of factors surrounding ...
Myelin is a dielectric (electrically insulating) material that forms a layer, the myelin sheath, usually around only the axon of a neuron. It is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Myelin is an outgrowth of a glial cell. The production of the myelin sheath is called myelination. The production of myelin occurs in the fourteenth week of fetal development, while very little amounts of myelin exist in the brain at the time of birth. During infancy myelination occurs quickly and does not stop until the adolescent stages of life. Because of this rapid myelination, it is essential that children under the age of two receive a diet higher in fats than one of an adult.. Schwann cells supply the myelin for peripheral neurons, whereas oligodendrocytes, specifically of the interfascicular type, myelinate the axons of the central nervous system. Myelin is considered a defining characteristic of the (gnathostome) vertebrates, but it has also arisen by parallel evolution in some ...
The myelin membrane synthesised by oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system (CNS) and Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) provides electric insulation to axons thus enabling the fast saltatory impulse conduction essential for vertebrate nervous system function. Moreover, myelinating glial cells provide trophic support to neurons which is not understood in molecular terms. Myelin is produced and maintained in response to bidirectional communication between neurons and glial cells. Abnormal axon-glia interaction and defects in myelin formation result in demyelinating diseases such as leukodystrophies and hereditary neuropathies, which are characterized by severe neurodegeneration resulting in long term disability and in severe cases premature death. In the common demyelinating disease Multiple Sclerosis similar symptoms arise due to destruction of the myelin sheath by invading immune cells.. We are studying the properties of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPC) and the ...
Marie Bechler, a senior researcher in the ffrench-Constant laboratory at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, said: The aligned Mimetix scaffold fibres from AMSBIO have been an invaluable tool, allowing us to answer fundamental questions regarding how oligodendrocytes form central nervous system (CNS) myelin sheaths. The suppliers of the Mimetix fibres worked with us to create customised three-dimensional fibres, facilitating the development of an oligodendrocyte culture assay. The culture system we developed permits the examination of myelin sheath formation in the absence of neurons. The aligned microfibres used in our research have enabled us to examine both the physical and molecular signals sufficient to drive CNS myelin sheath formation, which could not be assessed in other culture models. This has opened new opportunities to examine the role of physical cues, heterogeneity due to oligodendrocyte origin, and the sufficiency of molecules to control the number and size of myelin ...
We set up the Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair in 2005, with the aim of developing treatments that promote myelin repair for people with MS.. Since it opened the Cambridge Centre has created a world-class research environment involving researchers from all around the UK - most notably at our Edinburgh Centre for MS Research.. Scientists at both centres have worked together to show that a molecule called RXR-gamma could encourage the brains own stem cells to repair myelin in animal models of MS. Researchers will now test the benefits of a drug that targets RXR-gamma, called bexarotene, in a phase 2 clinical trial.. We announced four more years of funding for the Cambridge Centre in 2016. Researchers will continue to investigate the fundamental mechanisms behind myelin repair, with the hope of developing new treatments.. They will focus on understanding more about the cells capable of repairing myelin, and the impact ageing and lifestyle factors (such as diet and exercise) can have on these ...
Research Grant Recipient: Mi-Hyeon Jang, PhD. Grant Period: 2017-2019. Award Value: $249,998. Site: University of Minnesota. Summary: Multiple sclerosis and other diseases attack the myelin, a sheath that insulates the nerves. Dr. Jang is investigating the underlying molecular mechanisms of myelin regeneration in an effort to develop a therapy to help patients.. Mi-Hyeon Jang, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic.. ...
Glial cells produce myelin and contribute to axonal morphology in the nervous system. Two myelin membrane proteolipids, PLP and DM20, were shown to be essential for the integrity of myelinated axons. In the absence of PLP-DM20, mice assembled compact myelin sheaths but subsequently developed widespread axonal swellings and degeneration, associated predominantly with small-caliber nerve fibers. Similar swellings were absent in dysmyelinated shiverer mice, which lack myelin basic protein (MBP), but recurred in MBP*PLP double mutants. Thus, fiber degeneration, which was probably secondary to impaired axonal transport, could indicate that myelinated axons require local oligodendroglial support. ...
Antiglycolipid IgM antibodies are recognized to induce formation of extended or wide-spaced myelin, a distinctive type of dysmylination seen as a a repeat period ~2X or 3X regular, observed in diseases including multiple sclerosis also. to look at. Wide spacing tended to involve the external layers from the sheath and perhaps alternated with normally spaced lamellae. An attribute not noticed previously includes multiple extended myelin lamellae in a single sector of the sheath constant with normally spaced lamellae in another, leading to variant in sheath width across the axonal circumference. This unequal distribution of wide-spaced lamellae can be most simply described predicated on incorporation of IgM substances into immature sheaths during myelin development and indicates a style of CNS myelinogenesis more technical than basic spiraling. The periaxonal space under no circumstances shows widening of the kind, but the interface with adjacent myelin sheaths or oligodendrocytes may. Thus, wide ...
Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating condition that is characterized by damage to the myelin sheath, the insulating layer that protect nerve fibers in the brain to enable efficient communication between the nerve cells and the brain in the central nervous system. A possible MS treatment that researchers look into aim to identify ways to repair the damaged myelin sheath. A promising method being looked into is trying to make use of stem cells to help in myelin repair in people with MS. The potential use of stem cells for myelin repair has recently found a breakthrough as researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh have identified a biological switch that would enable stem cells to regenerate myelin in lab rats. The findings of the said study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. In the said study, the researchers looked at how the stem cells of MS patients repair myelin. During the course of the study, they have been able to identify a specific type of molecule called RXR
Myelinogenesis is generally the proliferation of myelin sheaths throughout the nervous system, and specifically the progressive myelination of nerve axon fibers in the central nervous system. This is a non-simultaneous process that occurs primarily postnatally in mammalian species, beginning in the embryo during the midst of early development and finishing after birth. The myelination process allows neuronal signals to propagate down an axon more swiftly without the loss of signal. This enables better connectivity within specific brain regions and also improves broader neuronal pathways connecting spatially separate regions required for many sensory, cognitive, and motor functions. Some scientists consider myelination to be a key human evolutionary advantage, enabling greater processing speeds that lead to further brain specialization. Myelination continues for at least another 10 to 12 years after birth before an individual is fully developed. While the rate at which individual children develop ...
Central nervous system (CNS) myelination is important for proper nervous system function in vertebrates. In demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis, autoimmune-mediated myelin destruction results in neurological impairment; and although remyelination does occur spontaneously, it is poorly understood and insufficient in humans. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are known to harbour tremendous regenerative capacity of various CNS tissues; however, there is presently only little knowledge of their myelin repair efficiency. An experimental model of myelin injury in zebrafish would permit study of the mechanisms involved in successful remyelination and could potentially guide the development of novel therapeutic agents for mammalian remyelination. This doctoral thesis describes the characterisation of the novel myelin protein Claudin k in zebrafish, demonstrates the establishment of adult zebrafish as an experimental model for CNS de- and remyelination and explores some mechanisms underlying myelin ...
1. The lipids of whole brain and subcellular fractions of the rat were analysed during development. 2. The deposition of cholesterol occurred in two phases, one related to increasing wet weight of the brain and the second to myelination. Cerebroside accumulation was related only to myelination. 3. The composition of myelin isolated from 12-day-old rat brain was different in some respects from that of the adult. In the former there was an increase of phospholipid in relation to cholesterol and a marked deficiency in cerebroside. 4. It is suggested that early myelin is extruded glial plasma membrane, which only later becomes mature myelin.. ...
Myelin sheaths in the vertebrate nervous system enable faster impulse propagation, while myelinating glia provide vital support to axons. Once considered a static insulator, converging evidence now suggests that myelin in the central nervous system can be dynamically regulated by neuronal activity and continues to participate in nervous system plasticity beyond development. While the link between experience and myelination gains increased recognition, it is still unclear what role such adaptive myelination plays in facilitating and shaping behaviour. Additionally, fundamental mechanisms and principles underlying myelin remodelling remain poorly understood. In this review, we will discuss new insights into the link between myelin plasticity and behaviour, as well as mechanistic aspects of myelin remodelling that may help to elucidate this intriguing process.
Research on myelination offers centered on identifying molecules capable of inducing oligodendrocyte (OL) differentiation in an effort to develop strategies that promote functional myelin regeneration in demyelinating disorders. of and gene manifestation, mediated from the connection of SMAD3/4 with Sp1 and FoxO1 transcription factors. Our study is the 1st to demonstrate an autonomous and important part of TGF signaling in OL development and CNS myelination, and may provide new avenues in the treatment of demyelinating diseases. studies have shown that O-2A progenitor cells express TGF1 and that TGF signaling activation exerts an anti-mitogenic effect countering PDGFR signaling, in turn promoting cell cycle arrest (McKinnon et al., 1993). Moreover, Activin-A, a member of the TGF superfamily, has been proposed as one of the cytokines secreted by microglial cells that plays a role in OL regeneration and remyelination (Miron et al., 2013). These scholarly research claim that TGF signaling could be ...
Kelton, D E., Myelin degeneration in the central nervous system of dilute-lethal mice. Abstr. (1961). Subject Strain Bibliography 1961. 484 ...
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FUNCTION: [Summary is not available for the mouse gene. This summary is for the human ortholog.] This gene encodes a transcription factor that is required for central nervous system myelination and may regulate oligodendrocyte differentiation. It is thought to act by increasing the expression of genes that effect myelin production but may also directly promote myelin gene expression. Loss of a similar gene in mouse models results in severe demyelination. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014 ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Dysglobulinemic neuropathy. T2 - Absence of immunoglobulin within myelin sheaths. AU - Rodriguez, M.. AU - Powell, H. C.. PY - 1986. Y1 - 1986. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0022636706&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0022636706&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. VL - 19. SP - 204. EP - 206. JO - Annals of Neurology. JF - Annals of Neurology. SN - 0364-5134. IS - 2. ER - ...
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Although myelin is composed of mostly lipids, the pathological role of myelin lipids in demyelinating diseases remains elusive. The principal lipid of the myelin sheath is β-galactosylceramide (β-Galcer). Its α-anomer (α-Galcer) has been demonstrated to be antigenically presented by macrophages via CD1d, a MHC class I-like molecule. Myelin, which is mostly composed of β-Galcer, has been long considered as an immunologically-inert neuron insulator, because the antigen-binding cleft of CD1d is highly α-form-restricted. Here, we report that CD1d-mediated antigenic presentation of myelin-derived galactosylceramide (Mye-GalCer) by macrophages contributed significantly to the progression of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Surprisingly, this presentation was recognizable by α-Galcer:CD1d-specific antibody (clone L363), but incapable of triggering expansion of NKT cells and production of NKT signature cytokines (IFNγ and IL-4). Likewise, a synthesized analog of Mye-Galcer, ...
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In MS, myelin in the brain and spinal cord is destroyed. Though HEALTHY human systems have the natural ability to repair myelin damage, in MS where damage occurs, SCARS of hardened sclerotic tissue INHIBIT and/or PREVENT that process from taking place. There is no cure for MS. Myelin loss has also been linked to a number of other neurological diseases including Parkinsons disease, Alzheimers disease, and depression ...
Using a refined MRI technique, researchers have found that patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the gray matter of their brains in relative amounts equal to or greater than myelin loss in the brains white matter. Myelin content in gray matter is extremely important to proper function. The results showed that gray matter demyelination was much more advanced in patients with secondary-progressive MS, and was strongly related to patients disability.
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Our results provide direct evidence that the mechanism of Hes5‐dependent regulation of gene expression is dependent on the developmental stage and cellular context and therefore extend our understanding on the mechanism of action of this important transcription factor. In mammalian cells, Hes family members (Hes1, Hes3 and Hes5) have been implicated as modulators of neural (Ohtsuka et al, 1999; Cau et al, 2000; Hatakeyama et al, 2004) and astrocytic (Wu et al, 2003) differentiation during embryonic development. A previous study in embryonic neuroepithelial cells isolated from the murine spinal cord, suggested that Hes5 expression was transient and confined to precursors or very early progenitors and thereby questioned its possible role as direct regulator of myelin gene expression (Wu et al, 2003). Our results in immortalized murine cortical neonatal progenitors are in agreement with several other studies reporting the expression of Hes5 in the postnatal brain (Stump et al, 2002) and in ...
I thought multiple sclerosis sufferers suffer from damaged myelin sheath, and this leads to inflammation and the immune system begins to attack the myelin. I think you are getting confused with the terms. Multiple sclerosis is the disease by which people are diagnosed with it if their immune system attacks the myelin sheath(when it is damaged), thus a weaker nervous system(because the nerve cells can no longer conduct the impulses). Myelin sheath provides protection of the axon and electrical insulation ...
Myelin loss and axonal damage are both observed in white matter injuries. Each may have significant impact on the long-term disability of patients. Currently, there does not exist a non-invasive biological marker that enables differentiation between myelin and axonal injury.. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has been widely applied in the CNS for detailed analyses of tissue morphology and pathology. The primary parameters accessible from DTI, the directional diffusivities, are often combined into summary parameters sensitive to tissue pathology and morphology. However, such parameters lack specificity to detect and differentiate axon vs. myelin degeneration.. His research lab has taken a different approach to analyze DTI parameters for detecting and differentiating axon vs. myelin degeneration in various mouse models of white matter injury. Dr. Song hopes to translate our animal findings into clinical settings. Current studies include the following:. • Examination of demyelination and ...
The inner mesaxon (Terminologia histologica: Mesaxon internum) is the connection between the myelin sheath and the inner part ... "The Myelin Sheath". Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects. 6th edition. v t e. ... is the connection of the outer cell membrane to the compact myelin sheath. ...
Morell, Pierre; Quarles, Richard H. (1999). "The Myelin Sheath". Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects ... The lysosome breaks down acid ceramidase and the fatty acid component is then used to produce myelin. Myelin is a coating ... The lack of myelin resulting from the lack of acid ceramidase break down leads to nerve cell damage. Spinal muscular atrophies ...
It occurs when the myelin sheath of the nerve cells becomes damaged. As the myelin sheath is responsible for protecting the ... "Myelin Sheath - Definition and Function , Biology Dictionary". Biology Dictionary. 2017-02-10. Retrieved 2018-10-19. " ...
The axon is insulated by a myelin sheath. Myelin is composed of either Schwann cells (in the peripheral nervous system) or ... certain neuronal axons are covered with myelin sheaths. Myelin is a multilamellar membrane that enwraps the axon in segments ... Myelin sheath reduces membrane capacitance and increases membrane resistance in the inter-node intervals, thus allowing a fast ... To be specific, myelin wraps multiple times around the axonal segment, forming a thick fatty layer that prevents ions from ...
They are not attached to neurons via myelin sheaths and, therefore, do not contribute to insulation. They remain opposed to ... A single oligodendrocyte can extend its processes to 50 axons, wrapping approximately 1 μm of myelin sheath around each axon; ... Oligodendrocytes do this by creating the myelin sheath. ... Mammalian nervous systems depend crucially on myelin sheaths, ... Myelin also increases impulse speed, as saltatory propagation of action potentials occurs at the nodes of Ranvier in between ...
This is the provision of an insulating layer, called a myelin sheath. The myelin membrane is unique in its relatively high ... and in the PNS it is myelin basic protein. Nodes of Ranvier (also known as myelin sheath gaps) are short unmyelinated segments ... Hsu K, Terakawa S (July 1996). "Fenestration in the myelin sheath of nerve fibers of the shrimp: a novel node of excitation for ... In the peripheral nervous system Schwann cells form the myelin sheath of a myelinated axon. In the central nervous system ...
Kursula P (Feb 2008). "Structural properties of proteins specific to the myelin sheath". Amino Acids. 34 (2): 175-85. doi: ... CNPase is a myelin-associated enzyme that makes up 4% of total CNS myelin protein, and is thought to undergo significant age- ... Stricker R, Kalbacher H, Reiser G (Aug 1997). "The epitope recognized by a monoclonal antibody in the myelin-associated protein ... Thompson RJ (Aug 1992). "2',3'-cyclic nucleotide-3'-phosphohydrolase and signal transduction in central nervous system myelin ...
In myelinated axons, Schwann cells form the myelin sheath. The sheath is not continuous. Individual myelinating Schwann cells ... Myelinating Schwann cells wrap around axons of motor and sensory neurons to form the myelin sheath. The Schwann cell promoter ... The vertebrate nervous system relies on the myelin sheath for insulation and as a method of decreasing membrane capacitance in ... Myelinating Schwann cells begin to form the myelin sheath in mammals during fetal development and work by spiraling around the ...
The myelin sheath allows nerve cells to conduct signals faster. When the myelin sheath is damaged, nerve signals are slower, ... Nerve signals are conducted by an axon with a myelin sheath wrapped around it. Most mutations in CMT affect the myelin sheath, ... Schwann cells create the myelin sheath, by wrapping its plasma membrane around the axon. Neurons, Schwann cells, and ... The constant cycle of demyelination and remyelination, which occurs in CMT, can lead to the formation of layers of myelin ...
"Topographical arrangement of membrane proteins in the intact myelin sheath. Lactoperoxidase incorproation of iodine into myelin ...
The oligodendrocytes that originally formed a myelin sheath cannot completely rebuild a destroyed myelin sheath. However, the ... The newly formed myelin sheaths are thinner and often not as effective as the original ones. Repeated attacks lead to ... Myelin sheaths are still intact but swollen. Small increase in microglia and T cells. Active layer: Phagocytic demyelinating ... MS lesions mainly consist in demyelination and scarring in the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal ...
Nerve impulses are transmitted by myelin, a fatty material that grows around a cell. White matter has a myelin sheath (a ... The myelin sheath isn't fully formed until around ages 24-26. This means that adolescents and young adults typically learn ... collection of myelin) while gray matter doesn't, which efficiently allows neural impulses to move swiftly along the fiber. ...
... eventually destroying the myelin sheath of the nervous system. The myelin sheath is a fatty covering that protects nerve fibers ... Leukodystrophies affect the growth and/or development of myelin, the fatty covering which acts as an insulator around nerve ... Research & Clinical Trial updates provided by MLD Foundation MLD Foundation The Myelin Project Multiple sclerosis " ...
Damage occurs to the myelin sheath in the peripheral nervous system. As doctors at the Mayo Clinic were beginning to note, the ... Physiological testing indicated signature antibodies in the mouse model at 100% in potassium channel antibodies and myelin ...
Myelin is an insulating sheath around neurons in the spinal cord. One proposed cause of degenerative myelopathy is that the ... immune system attacks this sheath, breaking it down. This results in a loss of communication between nerves in lower body of ...
Demyelinating plaques attack the myelin sheaths on neurons. This decreases the conduction velocity of the neurons, making the ...
While in Japan, he studied vertebrate nerve fibers and discovered the insulating function of the myelin sheath, a material that ... Tasaki is credited with discovering the insulating function of the myelin sheath. His discoveries provided the foundation for a ... between the breaks in the myelin wrapping, called nodes of Ranvier. This process, termed saltatory conduction, is featured in a ... better understanding of diseases such as multiple sclerosis, in which myelin is lost or damaged. In 1910, Tasaki was born in ...
In this disease, the immune system attacks the myelin sheath surrounding neurons. Deterioration of the myelin sheath ...
The spinal cord becomes thinner and nerve cells lose some myelin sheath.The diameter of the spinal cord is smaller than that of ... The spinal cord becomes thinner, and nerve cells lose some myelin sheath. No effective treatment is known, but several ...
Myelin forms a layer, the myelin sheath, around the axons and neurons. When this sheath is damaged the transport of action ...
Axons are wrapped in a sheath of Schwann cells that contain myelin. Between Schwann cells are gaps (nodes of Ranvier) where the ... The demyelinating variant (AIDP, see below) features damage to the myelin sheath by white blood cells (T lymphocytes and ... an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the peripheral nerves and damages their myelin ...
... s containing a sulfuric ester (sulfate) group, known as sulfatides, also occur in the myelin sheath of nerves. These ... Monogalactosylceramide is the largest single component of the myelin sheath of nerves. Cerebroside synthesis can therefore give ... a measurement of myelin formation or remyelination. The sugar moiety is linked glycosidically to the C-1 hydroxyl group of ...
For example, sphingomyelin is part of the myelin sheath of nerve fibers. Sphingolipids are formed from ceramides that consist ...
PMP22/gas-3, called peripheral myelin protein, is located in the myelin sheath. The expression of this protein is associated ... In the central and peripheral nervous system are TJ localized between a glia and an axon and within myelin sheaths, where they ... Together they form and compact myelin sheaths of nerve cells. Plaque proteins are molecules, that are required for the ... OAP-1/TSPAN-3 cooperates with β1-integrin and OSP/Claudin11 within myelin sheaths of oligodendrocytes, thereby affects the ...
In MS lesions, the myelin sheath around the axons is deteriorated by inflammation. Alcohol use disorders are associated with a ... The white matter is white because of the fatty substance (myelin) that surrounds the nerve fibers (axons). This myelin is found ... Myelin acts as an insulator, which allows electrical signals to jump, rather than coursing through the axon, increasing the ... However, the tissue of the freshly cut brain appears pinkish-white to the naked eye because myelin is composed largely of lipid ...
"Evolution of myelin sheaths: both lamprey and hagfish lack myelin". Neuroscience Letters. 48 (2): 145-148. doi:10.1016/0304- ... A common feature of both cyclostomes is the absence of myelin in neurons. The hagfish's (single?) eye, which lacks a lens, ... They have cartilaginous skulls (although the part surrounding the brain is composed primarily of a fibrous sheath) and tooth- ... The nasal capsule is considerably expanded in hagfish, comprising a fibrous sheath lined with cartilage rings. In contrast to ...
In experiments conducted on rats, myelin sheaths were found for up to 22 months. Therefore, CNS rates of myelin sheath ... The 'sensing' is followed by decreased synthesis of myelin lipids and eventually stops within 48 hrs. The myelin sheaths ... Schwann cells respond to loss of axons by extrusion of their myelin sheaths, downregulation of myelin genes, dedifferentiation ... Schwann cells continue to clear up the myelin debris by degrading their own myelin, phagocytose extracellular myelin and ...
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that causes this deterioration of the myelin sheath. There isn't a unique test to diagnose ...
APOD is associated with neurological disorders and nerve injury, especially related to myelin sheath. APOD was shown to be ...
The neurilemma is underlain by the myelin sheath (also known as the medullary sheath). In the central nervous system, axons are ... The myelin Blay Ambrose sheaths of oligodendrocytes do not have neurilemma because excess cytoplasm is directed centrally ... Neurilemma (also known as neurolemma, sheath of Schwann, or Schwann's sheath) is the outermost nucleated cytoplasmic layer of ...
Brain Tissue Implicates Myelin Sheath in Intracerebral Dissemination of Infection". PLOS ONE. 11 (5): e0155897. doi:10.1371/ ...
... research suggests this may be due to an autoimmune response caused by carbon monoxide-induced changes in the myelin sheath ...
Myelin sheath, an insulating layer over the axon of a neuron. *Preputial sheath, protective skin around the penis or clitoris * ... Sheath pronounced as /ʃiːθ/, may refer to: *Scabbard, a sheath for holding a sword, knife, or other large blade, as well as ... Rectus sheath, the laminas around abdominal muscles. *Root sheath, the inner or epidermic coat around the root of a hair ... This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Sheath. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to ...
myelin sheath. • pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. • mitochondrial matrix. • هسته یاخته. • هستک. • میتوکندری. فرایند زیستی. • ...
Demyelination is the loss of the myelin sheath around the axons of neurons, inhibiting their ability to communicate with other ...
myelin sheath abaxonal region. • lateral loop. • endoplasmic reticulum membrane. • basal lamina. • MPP7-DLG1-LIN7 complex. • ...
a-ஒருங்குமுனைப்பு (dendrite); b-கலவுடல் (cell body); c-உயிரணுக் கரு; d-நரம்பிழை (axon); e-மயலின் நரம்புறை (myelin sheath); f- ...
A demyelinating disease is any disease of the nervous system in which the myelin sheath of neurons is damaged.[1] This damage ... Any neurological disease in which the myelin sheath of neurons is damaged ... which implies greater myelin density.[11] Increased myelin density in humans as a result of a prolonged myelination may, ... particularly myelin proteins. The most accepted hypothesis is that dialogue between T-cell receptors and myelin antigens leads ...
Proteins that normally contain citrulline residues include myelin basic protein (MBP), filaggrin, and several histone proteins ... It is made from arginine by the enzyme trichohyalin at the inner root sheath and medulla of hair follicles.[6] Arginine is ...
Because the glycocalyx is so prominent throughout the cardiovascular system, disruption to this structure has detrimental effects that can cause disease. Certain stimuli that cause atheroma may lead to enhanced sensitivity of vasculature. Initial dysfunction of the glycocalyx can be caused by hyperglycemia or oxidized low-density lipoproteins (LDLs), which then causes atherothrombosis. In microvasculature, dysfunction of the glycocalyx leads to internal fluid imbalance, and potentially edema. In arterial vascular tissue, glycocalyx disruption causes inflammation and atherothrombosis.[8] Experiments have been performed to test precisely how the glycocalyx can be altered or damaged. One particular study used an isolated perfused heart model designed to facilitate detection of the state of the vascular barrier portion, and sought to cause insult-induced shedding of the glycocalyx to ascertain the cause-and-effect relationship between glycocalyx shedding and vascular permeability. Hypoxic perfusion ...
myelin sheath. • MICOS complex. • غشاء. • ميتوكندريون. العمليات الحيوية. • cristae formation. • mitochondrial calcium ion ...
The myelin sheath allows nerve cells to conduct signals faster. When the myelin sheath is damaged, nerve signals are slower, ... Nerve signals are conducted by an axon with a myelin sheath wrapped around it. Most mutations in CMT affect the myelin sheath, ... Schwann cell create the myelin sheath, by wrapping its plasma membrane around the axon.[11] ... The constant cycle of demyelination and remyelination, which occurs in CMT, can lead to the formation of layers of myelin ...
The axon is insulated by a myelin sheath. Myelin is composed of either Schwann cells (in the peripheral nervous system) or ... certain neuronal axons are covered with myelin sheaths. Myelin is a multilamellar membrane that enwraps the axon in segments ... Myelin sheath reduces membrane capacitance and increases membrane resistance in the inter-node intervals, thus allowing a fast ... Some diseases degrade myelin and impair saltatory conduction, reducing the conduction velocity of action potentials.[w] The ...
The architecture of the axons in parallel bundles, and their myelin sheaths, facilitate the diffusion of the water molecules ...
Nodes of Ranvier (/ˌrɑːnviˈeɪ/ RAHN-vee-AY, /ˈrɑːnvieɪ/ -⁠ay),[1] also known as myelin-sheath gaps, occur along a myelinated ... The myelin sheath of long nerves was discovered and named by German pathological anatomist Rudolf Virchow[15] in 1854.[16] ... However, it is not clear whether or not the increase in length of the myelin sheath can be accounted solely by the increase in ... In the internodal region, the Schwann cell has an outer collar of cytoplasm, a compact myelin sheath, and inner collar of ...
... which is caused by damage to the myelin sheath of the peripheral nerves due to glucose toxicity and cell starvation, which are ...
If the axons have myelin sheaths, then the pathway appears bright white because myelin is primarily lipid.[citation needed] If ... most or all of the axons lack myelin sheaths (i.e., are unmyelinated), then the pathway will appear a darker beige color, which ...
The Nissl method was commonly used as well as myelin sheath stains and silver stains. Use of the K-B staining method showed ...
Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve, which is associated with swelling and destruction of the myelin sheath ...
The myelin sheath provides insulation for the nerve impulse when communicating between neural systems. Without it, the impulse ... Rather than showing the actual myelin, the MRI picks up on the myelin water fraction, a measure of myelin content. ... Myelination, formation of the lipid myelin sheath around neuronal axons, is a process that is essential for normal brain ... Multicomponent relaxometry (MCR) allow visualization and quantification of myelin content. MCR is also useful for tracking ...
In 1838, Theodor Schwann began studying white and grey matter in the brain, and discovered the myelin sheath. These cells, ...
... so called from the shiny white sheaths of myelin around each axon) that connect to either the paravertebral (which lie near the ...
... myelin sheaths, reduces numbers of neurons, interferes with neurotransmission, and decreases neuronal growth.[13] ... Hippocampi of lead-exposed rats (bottom) show structural damage such as irregular nuclei (IN) and denaturation of myelin (DNS) ... Lead causes the axons of nerve cells to degenerate and lose their myelin coats.[24] ...
Multiple sclerosis, an inflammatory process that may produce a loss of the myelin sheathes which surround the cranial nerves, ...
Axons are wrapped in a sheath of Schwann cells that contain myelin. Between Schwann cells are gaps (nodes of Ranvier) where the ... The demyelinating variant (AIDP, see below) features damage to the myelin sheath by white blood cells (T lymphocytes and ... an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the peripheral nerves and damages their myelin ...
Bullock, T.H.; Moore, J.K.; Fields, R.D. (1984). "Evolution of myelin sheaths: both lamprey and hagfish lack myelin". ... They have cartilaginous skulls (although the part surrounding the brain is composed primarily of a fibrous sheath) and tooth- ... The nasal capsule is considerably expanded in hagfish, comprising a fibrous sheath lined with cartilage rings. In contrast to ... A common feature of both cyclostomes is the absence of myelin in neurons.[27] ...
In demyelinating polyneuropathies, the myelin sheath around axons is damaged, which affects the ability of the axons to conduct ... Expression of peripheral myelin protein 22 in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A and hereditary neuropathy with liability to ...
... along with physiological and cellular anatomical characters such as the myelin sheathes of neurons. Another is an adaptive ...
... lacking myelin sheaths, pass to the olfactory bulb of the brain through perforations in the cribriform plate, which in turn ...
myelin sheath synonyms, myelin sheath pronunciation, myelin sheath translation, English dictionary definition of myelin sheath ... n. The insulating envelope of myelin that surrounds the core of a nerve fiber or axon and facilitates the transmission of nerve ... myelin sheath. Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. myelin sheath. n.. The insulating envelope of myelin ... Myelin sheath - definition of myelin sheath by The Free Dictionary https://www.thefreedictionary.com/myelin+sheath ...
... which are insulated with a fatty substance called myelin. The myelin sheath allows signals to be... ... "Diseases Relating to Myelin Sheath","url":"https:\/\/www.livestrong.com\/article\/94074-diseases-relating-myelin-sheath\/"," ... The myelin sheath allows signals to be transmitted rapidly from the nervous system to the rest of the body. When myelin is ... Other Autoimmune Disorders of the Myelin Sheath. Doctor looking at spinal cord X-ray Photo Credit: stokkete/iStock/Getty Images ...
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the sheath is partially or completely destroyed causing symptoms like fatigue, ... Myelin is fatty material that forms a sheath around the nerves of the CNS to insulate and protect the them. ... Myelin Sheath (In Multiple Sclerosis): Myelin is a fatty material that creates a sheath that coats, insulates, and protects ... When the sheath is destroyed, communication between the nerve impulses and the body part are misdirected, slowed down, or ...
Myelin sheath damage in multiple sclerosis may vary in people, but usually produce one or more of the following signs and ... In multiple sclerosis, myelin sheaths are disrupted or destroyed leaving nerves unprotected and obtaining and/or sending nerve ... Myelin sheaths are coatings (nerve insulators) that protect and insulate nerve cells; it is a fatty material containing ... Doctors Notes on Myelin Sheath and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Myelin sheaths are coatings (nerve insulators) that protect and ...
Nerve fibers are surrounded by a myelin sheath. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now made the first- ... The myelin sheath surrounding the axons, or nerve fibers, can be compared to the insulation covering an electric wire. Without ... Watching myelin patterns form: Evidence for sheath remodeling revealed by in vivo imaging. Technical University of Munich (TUM) ... VIDEO: Time lapse video of a zebrafish showing rapid growth of two nascent myelin sheaths. This video is part of the ...
... derived terms and more about the word myelin sheath. ... myelin sheath. Definitions. 1. a layer of myelin encasing (and ... Definition of myelin sheath, with etymology, pronunciation (phonetic and audio), synonyms, antonyms, ... How to pronounce myelin sheath in American English, in context ▾. Use the controls below to browse different examples of ... How to pronounce myelin sheath in British English, in context ▾. Use the controls below to browse different examples of ...
1987) Myelin-specific proteolipid protein is expressed in myelinating Schwann cells but is not incorporated into myelin sheaths ... of the protein in myelin and serve to stabilize compact myelin sheaths at the extracellular surfaces of apposed membrane ... 1995) Adhesive properties of proteolipid protein are responsible for the compaction of CNS myelin sheaths. J Neurosci 15:5502- ... In the CNS of tetrapods, compact myelin is maintained as a multilamellar sheath by the combined action of two sets of highly ...
Measurement of myelin sheath resistances: implications for axonal conduction and pathophysiology Message Subject. (Your Name) ... However, recordings obtained from within the myelin sheath showed that its apparent resistance to current generated by action ... As commonly understood, the myelin sheath of axons insulates the internodal axolemma and essentially restricts transmembrane ... This suggests that the sheath does not appreciably limit transmembrane current flow, presumably because there is a longitudinal ...
... obtained using the OneView camera shows clearly-defined detail within the myelin sheathes and collagen fibers when compared to ... Clearly resolved myelin sheaths and collagen fibers. The zoomed in image (right) obtained using the OneView camera shows ... 主页 / 资源 / 媒体库 / Clearly resolved myelin sheaths and collagen fibers ... clearly-defined detail within the myelin sheathes and collagen fibers when compared to the original image (left). ...
Chat to the MS community and watch multiple sclerosis researchers explain their work on repairing damaged myelin. ... MS Myelin repair. As yet there are no treatments available to repair myelin, the substance that forms a protective sheath over ... Myelin sheath repair is regarded as a crucial problem to be addressed by MS researchers, because they believe that ... See what other members of the Shift.ms community are saying about myelin sheath repair below, or watch our expert videos. ...
the sheath enclosing the medullated nerve fibers. The outside of the myelin... Explanation of Myelin Sheath ... Find out information about Myelin Sheath. An investing cover of myelin around the axis cylinder of certain nerve fibers. , ... Myelin Sheath , Article about Myelin Sheath by The Free Dictionary https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Myelin+Sheath ... Myelin Sheath. Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia. myelin sheath. [′mī·ə·lən ′shēth] (neuroscience ...
Normal myelin structure in young mice but axon and myelin sheath degeneration in the spinal cord of aged FA2H−/− mice. Myelin ... did we observe scattered profiles of degenerated myelin sheaths and axons (Fig. 10B,C,E). Morphologically, myelin sheaths in ... myelin sheaths as leftovers of preceding axon degeneration within the myelin sheaths (black arrows) are readily visible. Scale ... axonal and myelin sheath degeneration in the spinal cord and an even more pronounced loss of stainability of myelin sheaths in ...
The reduction in myelin formation was corroborated by significantly decreased amounts of myelin proteins (MBP, P0, and myelin- ... cultures were fixed and stained for myelin basic protein (MBP) to identify compact myelin sheaths. ... The myelin sheath forms by the spiral wrapping of a glial membrane around the axon. The mechanisms responsible for this process ... Myosin II has distinct functions in PNS and CNS myelin sheath formation. Haibo Wang, Ambika Tewari, Steven Einheber, James L. ...
"Myelin Sheath" by people in this website by year, and whether "Myelin Sheath" was a major or minor topic of these publications ... The lipid-rich sheath surrounding AXONS in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. The myelin sheath is an electrical ... "Myelin Sheath" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicines controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject ... Below are the most recent publications written about "Myelin Sheath" by people in Profiles. ...
Tags: myelin sheaths, Skin, Stem cell, Thomas J. Hornyak, University of Maryland School of Medicine ... This early stage research showed that by using these skin-related stem cells, researchers were able to restore myelin sheath ... These cells ultimately formed a myelin sheath around the neurons that resembled structures of a healthy nerve cell. When they ... Skin-derived Stem Cell has Potential to Regenerate Myelin Sheath. H&PC Today ...
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Discovery sheds light on protein key to nerve cells myelin sheath. by Leigh MacMillan , Aug. 17, 2017, 8:57 AM. ... The myelin sheath enables rapid conduction of electrical impulses, and its appropriate organization is critical for proper ... But the precise function of PMP22, a major component of the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates peripheral nerve cell ... myelin in certain areas where other myelin proteins are not expressed.. "We still have to prove this in vivo, but we think that ...
Identification of Naturally Occurring Fatty Acids of the Myelin Sheath That Resolve Neuroinflammation ... Identification of Naturally Occurring Fatty Acids of the Myelin Sheath That Resolve Neuroinflammation ... Identification of Naturally Occurring Fatty Acids of the Myelin Sheath That Resolve Neuroinflammation ... Identification of Naturally Occurring Fatty Acids of the Myelin Sheath That Resolve Neuroinflammation ...
However, new work by Ho et al. shows that some fat shouldnt be trimmed; indeed, certain fatty acids of the myelin sheath ... Researchers have identified autoantibodies to many of the lipids that make up the myelin sheath of nerve cells, and these ... Identification of Naturally Occurring Fatty Acids of the Myelin Sheath That Resolve Neuroinflammation ... Identification of Naturally Occurring Fatty Acids of the Myelin Sheath That Resolve Neuroinflammation ...
Ultrastructurally, myelin over-growth was characterized by irregular folding of the myelin sheath asymmetrically surrounding ... myelin abnormalities never resembled the sausage myelin sheath thickening (tomacula), which represent the main pathologic ... Focally folded myelin sheaths are the pathologic hallmark of certain hereditary neuropathies of wide clinical spectrum. 11-14, ... Although the existence of HMSN with focally folded myelin sheaths has been established, 1,2 clinical features and natural ...
... refers to treatment with autologous anti-myelin T-cells, attenuated by irradiation. Aim: In... ... Aim: In order to test anti-MSP autoimmunity in MS patients, T-cell specific responsiveness to the myelin sheath protein (MSP)- ... T-cell responsiveness to myelin sheath proteins (MSP)-derived peptides in multiple sclerosis patients of different disease ... RR-MS patients? response to myelin proteins was significantly higher than that of the RP-MS group suggesting a higher level of ...
Sehen Sie sich diese Stock-Fotografie an von Cryofracture Preparation Of A Sciatic Nerve Crosssection Showing The Myelin ... Sheaths Around Nerve Fibers The Myelin Sheath Is Formed From Successive Wrapping Of The Schwann Cell Plasma Membrane Around The ... Cryofracture preparation of a sciatic nerve cross-section showing the myelin sheaths around nerve fibers. The myelin sheath is ...
The normal mature dog spinal cord (A) has many axons surrounded by thick myelin sheaths (blue). In contrast, in the recovered ... The condition is known to occur as the development of the myelin sheath in parts of the dogs central nervous system is delayed ... Duncan, I. D., Marik, R. L., Broman, A. T., & Heidari, M. (2017). Thin myelin sheaths as the hallmark of remyelination persist ... there are many axons with thin myelin sheaths, identical to that seen in remyelination. Credit: Duncan et al. the University of ...
... is an insulating layer formed around the Axon of Neuron through a process called Myelination. It is important ... Myelin Sheath STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION. *Myelin Sheath is made up of Myelin which is an insulating material made up of lipids. ... Myelin Sheath serves to insulate the axon along its way. There are small gaps between adjacent Myelin Sheaths through which ... Myelin Sheath serves to insulate the axon along its way. There are small gaps between adjacent Myelin Sheaths through which ...
Rodriguez, M. ; Powell, H. C. / Dysglobulinemic neuropathy : Absence of immunoglobulin within myelin sheaths. In: Annals of ... Rodriguez, M., & Powell, H. C. (1986). Dysglobulinemic neuropathy: Absence of immunoglobulin within myelin sheaths. Annals of ... Rodriguez, M & Powell, HC 1986, Dysglobulinemic neuropathy: Absence of immunoglobulin within myelin sheaths, Annals of ... Dysglobulinemic neuropathy: Absence of immunoglobulin within myelin sheaths. Annals of Neurology. 1986;19(2):204-206. ...
... known as myelin sheath. In the nervous system, only the supporting cells are available to form this myelin sheath. In ... An unit of sheath formed by a single Schwann cell, in between nodes of Ranvier is known as internode.. Myelin sheath of central ... Myelin sheath helps in conduction of impulse through nerve fiber to the full extent and with full velocity to the destination. ... The turns of cell membrane of Schwann cell around nerve fiber form the myelin sheath (Fig. 1.18A). The multiple layered ...
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Anatomy of the Myelin Sheath. Schwann Cell - surround the axons that is being covered by the Myelin Sheath. Axon - Axon is what ... The Myelin Sheath speeds the transmission of impulses.. - The Myelin Sheath is wrapped around the axon to protect it.. - The ... Myelin Sheath. Definition. - A white, fatty substance that insulates and protects the axon for some neurons.. Facts. - ... Nodes of Ranvier - a gap in between the Myelin Sheath of a nerve, but between adjacent Schwann Cells.. Disorders. - ...
myelin. Dr. Kirschners lab prepares the nerve fiber for SXMD study on myelin sheath. My first… …Data processing, Myelin sheath ... The myelin sheath is… …x28;8). Any disruption of the myelin sheath integrity compromises the ability of nerves… …Figure #1 ... Abstract The myelin sheath is a crucial component of vertebrate nervous systems. Myelin is formed as the plasma membrane of a ... Abstract The myelin sheath is a crucial component of vertebrate nervous systems. Myelin is formed as the plasma membrane of a ...
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  • Nerve cells send signals along long wires called axons, which are insulated with a fatty substance called myelin. (livestrong.com)
  • The myelin sheath surrounding the axons, or nerve fibers, can be compared to the insulation covering an electric wire. (eurekalert.org)
  • Czopka and his team used newly developed markers to visualize the formation myelin segments surrounding axons in the spinal cord of zebrafish. (eurekalert.org)
  • Our observations suggest that it is not the oligodendrocytes - the cells that form myelin - that decide where it is formed, but rather the axons," says Tim Czopka. (eurekalert.org)
  • If we can understand the role of the axons in myelin generation and remodelling, it may yield new approaches to controlling it," explains Czopka. (eurekalert.org)
  • As commonly understood, the myelin sheath of axons insulates the internodal axolemma and essentially restricts transmembrane currents to nodal regions. (sciencemag.org)
  • In this disorder the antibodies destroy the myelin sheath that surrounds the peripheral motor neurons and cause inflammation of the axons of the affected nerve cells. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Myelin is a highly specialized membrane that wraps around axons in the peripheral (PNS) and central (CNS) nervous systems. (rupress.org)
  • The lipid-rich sheath surrounding AXONS in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. (umassmed.edu)
  • But the precise function of PMP22, a major component of the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates peripheral nerve cell axons, has been unclear. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • The normal mature dog spinal cord (A) has many axons surrounded by thick myelin sheaths (blue). (technologynetworks.com)
  • In contrast, in the recovered 13-year-old dog with the genetic abnormality (B), there are many axons with thin myelin sheaths, identical to that seen in remyelination. (technologynetworks.com)
  • Schwann cells supply the myelin for peripheral neurons, whereas oligodendrocytes , specifically of the interfascicular type, myelinate the axons of the central nervous system . (wikia.org)
  • Oligodendrocytes produce the myelin sheath insulating neuronal axons (analogous to Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system), although some oligodendrocytes (called satellite oligodendrocytes) are not involved in myelination. (nature.com)
  • The myelin sheath s insulate the axons and are responsible in stopping almost all electrical flow coming through the membrane of the cell. (medicalterms.info)
  • The myelin sheath function is to protect and isolate the axons and improve their transmission of electrical impulses. (knowledgist9.com)
  • The myelin sheath is found surrounding axons of the both the central and peripheral nervous systems. (teachmephysiology.com)
  • Myelin is a lipid-rich substance that surrounds some axons within the central and peripheral nervous systems. (teachmephysiology.com)
  • The myelin sheath conveys certain properties that increase the speed at which axons are able to conduct the action potentials. (teachmephysiology.com)
  • Oligodendrocytes produces myelin sheath to cover axons as insulation in the central nervous system. (abodeoftheheart.org)
  • Furthermore, the peripheral nervous system of vertebrates relies on the insulation of axons by a myelin sheath to speed up the transmission of nerve impulses. (pediaa.com)
  • Schwann cell refers to a glial cell that wraps around the nerve fiber in the peripheral nervous system, and forms the myelin sheaths of peripheral axons while myelin sheath refers to the insulating covering that surrounds an axon with multiple spiral layers of myelin, that is discontinuous at the nodes of Ranvier, and that increases the speed at which a nerve impulse can travel along an axon. (pediaa.com)
  • The myelin sheath is a sleeve that's composed of lipids and protein (a plasma membrane) that's wrapped around fibers called axons. (nerve-injury.com)
  • As we've already seen, myelin surrounds axons and insulates them. (nerve-injury.com)
  • In this case, myelin sheaths are attacked by the body's immune system, stripping the myelin from the axons they are protecting. (nerve-injury.com)
  • Cells predshestvenniki glia, which demielinizirutaya transplanted into the brain of adult mice, spread across the front of the brain, differentiate into oligodendrocytes and restore myelin sheath of axons. (toufexis.info)
  • 30 or 120 day got the spinal cord sections of mice and immunohistochemically stained them razlichnye markers (e.g., myelin, axons, oligodendrocytes). (toufexis.info)
  • It is not known whether adult-born OLs ensheath previously unmyelinated axons or remodel existing myelin. (nih.gov)
  • Even there, all OPs were dividing and generating new OLs and myelin at a rate higher than can be explained by first-time myelination of naked axons. (nih.gov)
  • The myelin sheath is produced around axons in the PNS by (a) gan. (bartleby.com)
  • Their collaboration recently resulted in publication of a paper entitled "Transplantation of Glial Cells Enhances Action Potential Conduction of Amyelinated Spinal Cord Axons in the Myelin-Deficient Rat. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The insulating envelope of myelin that surrounds the core of a nerve fiber or axon and facilitates the transmission of nerve impulses. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • But myelin does not form a continuous coating along the axon. (eurekalert.org)
  • They concluded: Characteristic patterns made up of myelin segments with different lengths along an axon are defined within a few days after myelin formation begins. (eurekalert.org)
  • In some instances, attempted remyelination was suggested by the formation of a secondary thin myelin sheath around an axon that had abnormal myelin (figure 2, D). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Waxman's early research showed that when the axon's protective myelin sheath is damaged, as happens in MS, the exposed parts of the axon don't contain enough sodium channels to power nerve conduction. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Because axon degeneration appear to start rather early with respect to myelin degenerations, these lipids might be required for glial support of axon function. (jneurosci.org)
  • The myelin sheath forms by the spiral wrapping of a glial membrane around the axon. (rupress.org)
  • Although the function of myelin in facilitating the efficient and rapid propagation of nerve impulses by saltatory conduction has long been known, the basic mechanisms that drive the extension and wrapping of the glial membrane around the axon remain poorly understood. (rupress.org)
  • In the peripheral nervous system, myelin forms when "membrane tongues" extend from Schwann cells to spirally wrap around an adjacent axon. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • The myelin sheath is formed from successive wrapping of the Schwann cell plasma membrane around the axon. (gettyimages.de)
  • Thin myelin sheaths as the hallmark of remyelination persist over time and preserve axon function. (technologynetworks.com)
  • Myelin Sheath is an insulating layer formed around the Axon of Neuron through a process called Myelination . (anatomic.us)
  • Myelin Sheath appears like sausages around the length of Axon and small gaps between them. (anatomic.us)
  • Myelin Sheath serves to insulate the axon along its way. (anatomic.us)
  • If a peripheral neuron is damaged, Myelin Sheath can provide a path for regrowth of Axon. (anatomic.us)
  • The Myelin Sheath is wrapped around the axon to protect it. (wikispaces.com)
  • Axon - Axon is what the Myelin Sheath is protecting. (wikispaces.com)
  • Myelin is a dielectric (electrically insulating) material that forms a layer, the myelin sheath , usually around only the axon of a neuron . (wikia.org)
  • A neuron axon that is covered by the myelin sheath is said to be myelinated. (metaglossary.com)
  • The sheath is built of Schwann cells, which wrap themselves around the axon of the neuron, leaving small gaps in between known as the nodes of Ranvier. (metaglossary.com)
  • Myelin sheath is the sheath surrounding the axon of some (the myelinated) nerve cells. (metaglossary.com)
  • All extant members of the Gnathostomata, from fish to humans, have a myelin sheath on the axon of their nerve cells. (microblife.in)
  • The myelin sheath does not allow the action potential to form where it covers the axon. (microblife.in)
  • This mode of propagating a signal down the axon also saves energy, as the sodium and potassium pumps that regulate the action potential are not needed under the myelin sheath. (microblife.in)
  • Fig 1 - Diagram showing the myelin sheath surrounding an axon in the CNS - with associated oligodendrocyte. (teachmephysiology.com)
  • This occurs because the myelin sheath inhibits ion movement along the insulated area of the axon, encouraging the diffusion of ions along the axon to reach the next node. (teachmephysiology.com)
  • Fig 2 - Diagram to show how the myelin sheath results in saltatory conduction of an action potential along an axon. (teachmephysiology.com)
  • Schwann cell and myelin sheath are two types of structures in the axon of the neuron. (pediaa.com)
  • Here, the myelin sheath decreases the capacitance of the axon and the action potential transmits jumping from one node to the other. (pediaa.com)
  • Schwann cell is a cell that wraps around the axon of the neuron while myelin sheath consists of myelinating Schwann cells. (pediaa.com)
  • However, each myelin-generating cell will only build myelin for a single segment of a particular axon. (nerve-injury.com)
  • This creates periodic interruptions in myelin, where parts of the axon remain exposed - these are known as the nodes of Ranvier. (nerve-injury.com)
  • In a myelinated axon (one that's covered in myelin), the sheath prevents the electrical currents from moving across the membrane of the nerve. (nerve-injury.com)
  • After demyelination occurs, new myelin can re-cover the exposed axon (remyelination). (nerve-injury.com)
  • Myelin-related diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, are those where the myelin sheath surrounding nerves is damaged leading to deficient nerve transmission that may affect multiple functions, including sensation, cognition and movement, among others. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In multiple sclerosis , myelin sheaths are disrupted or destroyed leaving nerves unprotected and obtaining and/or sending nerve pulses inappropriately or not getting or sending any. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Myelin sheath damage in multiple sclerosis may vary in people, but usually produce one or more of the following signs and symptoms: Weakness and fatigue , vision problems, walking and balance problems, libido problems, pain, bowel and bladder problems cognition problems and various emotional changes like mood swings, irritability, uncontrollable crying or laughing. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • In diseases like MS ( multiple sclerosis ), T cells from the body's own immune system attack and destroy the myelin sheath, leaving the nerve cell fibers unprotected. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • As yet there are no treatments available to repair myelin, the substance that forms a protective sheath over the nerves and which is damaged by the immune system in people with multiple sclerosis. (shift.ms)
  • Some neurodegenerative diseases, like multiple sclerosis, are caused by the loss of these myelin-producing, or glial, cells which ultimately lead to irregular function of the neurons and ultimately a failure of our nervous system to function correctly. (teknoscienze.com)
  • Background: T-cell vaccination (TCV) for multiple sclerosis (MS) refers to treatment with autologous anti-myelin T-cells, attenuated by irradiation. (omicsonline.org)
  • But diseases of the nervous system, including multiple sclerosis (MS) in people, degrade this essential insulation known as myelin, disrupting the flow of information between the brain and the body, impairing movement, dimming vision and blunting the ability to function normally. (technologynetworks.com)
  • We found that nearly every optic nerve fiber was remyelinated with a thin myelin sheath, which is important for understanding human disease because in multiple sclerosis, the optic nerve is often the first to be demyelinated. (technologynetworks.com)
  • Demyelination is the loss of the myelin sheath insulating the nerves, and is the hallmark of some neurodegenerative autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis , acute disseminated encephalomyelitis , transverse myelitis , chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy , Guillain-Barré Syndrome , central pontine myelinosis , inherited demyelinating diseases such as Leukodystrophy , and Charcot Marie Tooth . (wikia.org)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Myelin Sheath Allowing folks to gather advice pertinent to extraordinary cures for diagnosed issues. (linkis.com)
  • If myelin is damaged, the transmission of these impulses is slowed down, which is observed in severe neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis. (knowledgist9.com)
  • Some degenerative diseases, like multiple sclerosis, result in the degradation of the myelin sheath. (microblife.in)
  • [0003] In multiple sclerosis (MS) aberrant adaptive immune responses target and destroy the myelin sheath. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • But if you have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that causes your immune system to attack your central nervous system or Tendonitis from repeated episodes of tendon damage, your myelin sheaths can be damaged. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • This supplement is useful when your Myelin Sheath is damaged due to Tendonitis or you have Multiple Sclerosis. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • Below, we'll discuss what role the myelin sheath plays in our day-to-day lives, how it works, and how it can become damaged by certain conditions, e.g., multiple sclerosis (MS). (nerve-injury.com)
  • When myelin sheaths become damaged and lost, this is known as demyelination - one of the primary causes of multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases. (nerve-injury.com)
  • Violation of the myelin sheaths of neurons leads to a number of neurodegenerative diseases, including multiple sclerosis, and makes a contribution to some mental disorders. (toufexis.info)
  • Lipids constitute 70% of the myelin sheath, and autoantibodies against lipids may contribute to the demyelination that characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS). We used lipid antigen microarrays and lipid mass spectrometry to identify bona fide lipid targets of the autoimmune response in MS brain, and an animal model of MS to explore the role of the identified lipids in autoimmune demyelination. (elsevier.com)
  • Ursolic acid when ingested stops the development of an analogue of multiple sclerosis in mice, stimulates the maturation of oligodendrocytes and restores the myelin sheath of neurons in the Central nervous system. (toufexis.info)
  • Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that disrupts the myelin sheath of neurons throughout the Central nervous system. (toufexis.info)
  • Myelin degeneration causes severe illnesses including multiple sclerosis. (institutducerveau-icm.org)
  • It is necessary to ensure proper function of the nervous system, and myelin deficit is observed in severe pathologies including multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophy. (institutducerveau-icm.org)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system mistakenly perceives its own myelin (the sheath around the nerves) as an intruder and attacks it, as it would a virus or other foreign infectious agent. (medicinenet.com)
  • In multiple sclerosis, the immune system's T cells attack the myelin sheath. (medicinenet.com)
  • In the peripheral nervous system, the sheath is formed from the membranes of Schwann cells, and in the central nervous system it is formed from oligodendrocytes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In particular, differences were marked in genes involved in compaction and maintenance of the myelin sheath , and in aptosis and survival of oligodendrocytes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The myelin sheath is a highly specialized membrane, synthesized by oligodendrocytes in the central and Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system ( Baumann and Pham-Dinh, 2001 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • The high HFA-content in myelin suggests, but does not prove, an important role of fatty acid 2-hydroxylation in the formation and/or function of the myelin sheath or the metabolism of oligodendrocytes. (jneurosci.org)
  • We have found that inhibition of myosin II, a key regulator of actin cytoskeleton dynamics, has remarkably opposite effects on myelin formation by Schwann cells (SC) and oligodendrocytes (OL). (rupress.org)
  • During their development and differentiation into myelin-forming cells, oligodendrocytes (OL) in the CNS and Schwann cells (SC) in the PNS undergo striking morphological changes that involve the active remodeling of their cytoskeleton. (rupress.org)
  • In peripheral nervous system, the Schwann cells and in central nervous system, the oligodendrocytes take part in formation of myelin sheath.In peripheral nervous system, many Schwann cells come in relation to the length of a single nerve fiber in a row. (kypho.com)
  • Myelin sheath of central nervous system is formed by oligodendrocytes. (kypho.com)
  • Again processes of many oligodendrocytes take part in formation of myelin sheath of single nerve fiber. (kypho.com)
  • New studies provide compelling evidence that the number and length of myelin sheaths generated by oligodendrocytes in the CNS are controlled by local calcium levels, linking axonal activity to individual myelin sheath formation. (nature.com)
  • Special cells called oligodendrocytes or Schwann cells create and store large amounts of myelin. (microblife.in)
  • Scientists propose to compensate for demyelination by transplantation of glial precursors of oligodendrocytes, which form myelin sheath in the Central nervous system. (toufexis.info)
  • The potential is there - in the demyelination accumulate precursors of oligodendrocytes (the cells that create the sheath of the neurons in the Central nervous system), but they do not develop. (toufexis.info)
  • Using this knowledge, the UMSOM researchers determined that under the right conditions, these melanocyte stem cells could function as cells that produce myelin, the major component of a structure known as the myelin sheath, which protects neurons and is vital to the function of our nervous system. (teknoscienze.com)
  • Dr. Hornyak and members of his laboratory grew melanocyte stem cells with neurons isolated from mice that could not make myelin. (teknoscienze.com)
  • These cells ultimately formed a myelin sheath around the neurons that resembled structures of a healthy nerve cell. (teknoscienze.com)
  • Demyelination (i.e., the destruction or loss of the myelin sheath) results in diverse symptoms determined by the functions of the affected neurons. (wikia.org)
  • Neurons can be myelinated - they are surrounded by myelin or non-myelinated casings because they are not surrounded by the myelin sheath. (knowledgist9.com)
  • Schwann cells secrete myelin while myelin sheath serves as an electrical insulator, speeding up the signal transmission through neurons. (pediaa.com)
  • The erosion of the myelin sheath interrupts the transmission of signals along nerves, which causes the symptoms of MS, such as vision problems, muscle weakness, and difficulty with coordination and balance. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • However, in the peripheral nervous system -- the nerves that travel to the arms and legs -- myelin can often regrow. (livestrong.com)
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome, or GBS, occurs when the body's immune system attacks the myelin sheath in the peripheral nervous system -- the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. (livestrong.com)
  • Myelin is a fatty material that creates a sheath that coats, insulates, and protects nerves of the brain and spinal cord . (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The cause of myelin sheath damage and destruction is the body's immune system that inappropriately attack the sheaths (likely the protein[s] in myelin) and expose the nerves fibers so they cannot function normally. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Aged (18-month-old) FA2H −/− mice, however, exhibited scattered axonal and myelin sheath degeneration in the spinal cord and an even more pronounced loss of stainability of myelin sheaths in sciatic nerves. (jneurosci.org)
  • The oldest known members of the jawed fishes, the exinct placoderms, were armored fishes that appear to have more primitive nerves which are not covered in myelin sheaths. (microblife.in)
  • The myelin sheath is needed to insulate nerves from each other and to speed the time signals pass along long nerves. (microblife.in)
  • The cause is unknown, but the underlying mechanism is damage to the myelin sheath of peripheral nerves by the body's immune system. (teachmephysiology.com)
  • In addition to the formation of the myelin sheath, Schwann cells play a major role in the regeneration of nerves. (pediaa.com)
  • Some health conditions cause the immune system to attack the central nervous system, damaging the myelin sheaths, then the nerves are unable to send and receive messages as they should. (life-enthusiast.com)
  • Myelin is the fatty substance that covers and protects nerves. (news-medical.net)
  • Researchers have found that Schwann cells, a special type of cells are capable of generating protective myelin sheath covers for the nerves at rates higher than earlier believed. (news-medical.net)
  • In MS, the immune system attacks and damages or destroys the myelin, a substance that surrounds and insulates the nerves. (medicinenet.com)
  • By attacking myelin, the immune system in a person with MS causes inflammation and degeneration of the myelin that can lead to demyelination, or stripping of the myelin covering of the nerves. (medicinenet.com)
  • Myelin is a coating around the nerves in the body which help transfer signals from nerve cell to nerve cell and increase transmission rate. (wikipedia.org)
  • The myelin sheath allows signals to be transmitted rapidly from the nervous system to the rest of the body. (livestrong.com)
  • In the central nervous system -- the brain and spinal cord -- myelin cannot repair itself after it is damaged. (livestrong.com)
  • A number of diseases affect the myelin sheath in the central and peripheral nervous system. (livestrong.com)
  • In the cases of MS, Guillain-Barre and myelitis, it is said to cause the body to attack the protective myelin sheath that covers the nervous system, slowly stripping it away. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Moreover, myelin of FA2H −/− mice up to 5 months of age appeared normal at the ultrastructural level, in the CNS and peripheral nervous system. (jneurosci.org)
  • Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have discovered that a type of skin-related stem cell could be used to help regenerate myelin sheaths , a vital part of the nervous system linked to neurodegenerative disorders. (teknoscienze.com)
  • Genetic mutations in PMP22 (peripheral myelin protein 22) cause a variety of peripheral neuropathies, underscoring the importance of the protein to a healthy peripheral nervous system. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • In the central nervous system of humans and all other mammals, a vital insulating sheath composed of lipids and proteins around nerve fibers helps speed the electrical signals or nerve impulses that direct our bodies to walk, talk, breathe, swallow or perform any routine physical act. (technologynetworks.com)
  • And while scientists have long studied myelin and understand its role in disease when it degrades, they have puzzled over how myelin repairs itself naturally and whether the thinned sheaths that are a hallmark of the healing nervous system are adequate for restoring the brain's circuitry over the long haul. (technologynetworks.com)
  • This week (Oct. 23, 2017), in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports that in long-lived animals, renewed but thin myelin sheaths are enough to restore the impaired nervous system and can do so for years after the onset of disease. (technologynetworks.com)
  • The condition is known to occur as the development of the myelin sheath in parts of the dog's central nervous system is delayed. (technologynetworks.com)
  • In the nervous system, only the supporting cells are available to form this myelin sheath. (kypho.com)
  • The myelin sheath of the central (and sometimes peripheral) nervous system bears the brunt of pathologic process while other neural structures are relatively spared. (wikispaces.com)
  • Techniques include surgically implanting oligodendrocyte precursor cells in the central nervous system and inducing myelin repair with certain antibodies. (wikia.org)
  • 1-200 insulating layers of myelin surrounding nerve fibres in the central and peripheral nervous system. (metaglossary.com)
  • In the peripheral nervous system, myelin is produced by Schwann cells. (metaglossary.com)
  • In parts of the brain and nervous system called white matter there is an excess of myelin sheath. (microblife.in)
  • The myelin sheath has a number of function in the nervous system. (microblife.in)
  • Conditions that result in damage to the myelin sheath in the central nervous system (CNS). (endece.com)
  • Myelin sheaths are white fatty tissues that protect your nerve cells in your central nervous system. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • Myelin is a fatty white substance that is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • It is also helpful to Support the Myelin Sheath over the Nerve in the central nervous system to help send messages throughout the body. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • HMLYN Myelin Sheath Sarcode is 100% natural and safe to aid with Myelin Sheath in the nervous system. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • Degeneration of the Myelin Sheath is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune process of the Central Nervous System affecting the brain, spinal cord. (hubpages.com)
  • This article shall discuss the myelin sheath, its effects on the transmission of action potentials in the nervous system, and the relevant clinical conditions. (teachmephysiology.com)
  • Let's say one drop of blood leaking into the central nervous system can trigger myelin damage/inflammation. (mscureenigmas.net)
  • Located within the central nervous system, which is responsible for carrying electrical messages to and from your brain and other parts of your body, the function of the myelin sheath is to protect these fibers and enhance their performance. (nerve-injury.com)
  • Healthy myelin sheaths are essential for the proper functioning of your nervous system. (life-enthusiast.com)
  • Nervous system support by regenerating myelin - essential for proper functioning of your nervous system. (life-enthusiast.com)
  • Myelin , a protective sheath that covers various nerve fibers, is essential in the transmission of nerve signals and enables proper function of the nervous system. (institutducerveau-icm.org)
  • Disruption of this clustering destroys dystroglycan organization, thus affecting neuron-Schwann cell interaction and myelin sheath integrity. (sciencemag.org)
  • In myelin sheath function, The sheath prevents ion migration to or from the neuron / prevents depolarization. (knowledgist9.com)
  • Accelerates the transmission of the electrical impulse in the neuron - impulses cannot pass through the shield (the shield acts as an electrical insulator), instead, the pulses "jump" from the gap in the myelin sheath to another gap (it jumps from one Ranvier node to another). (knowledgist9.com)
  • The proteolipid protein gene products DM-20 and PLP are adhesive intrinsic membrane proteins that make up ≥50% of the protein in myelin and serve to stabilize compact myelin sheaths at the extracellular surfaces of apposed membrane lamellae. (jneurosci.org)
  • It is believed that the myelin sheath consists of myelin, which includes biomolecular layers of lipides (a phosphatide-cholesterol complex and other chemical components) and coaxially distributed monomolecular layers of protein. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • However, oligodendrocyte differentiation examined by in situ hybridization with cRNA probes for proteolipid protein and PDGFα receptor and the time course of myelin formation were not altered in FA2H −/− mice compared with wild-type littermates. (jneurosci.org)
  • Formation of the myelin-like assemblies depended on the ratio of lipids to PMP22 as well as on the extracellular loop portions of the PMP22 protein. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • There are duplications and point mutations at the peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP-22) locus in patients with CMTIA 3-6 and several point mutations in the protein zero (Po) in patients with CMTl B. 7,8 Autosomal-recessive demyelinating HMSN includes different disorders with a broad spectrum of clinical severity. (neurology.org)
  • Aim: In order to test anti-MSP autoimmunity in MS patients, T-cell specific responsiveness to the myelin sheath protein (MSP)- derived peptides were tested. (omicsonline.org)
  • The turns of cell membrane of Schwann cell around nerve fiber form the myelin sheath (Fig. 1.18A). The multiple layered membranous sheath is white in color due to presence of white lipid- protein. (kypho.com)
  • Myelin is composed of about 80% lipid and about 20% protein . (wikia.org)
  • Some of the proteins that make up myelin are myelin basic protein (MBP), myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG), and proteolipid protein (PLP). (wikia.org)
  • A myelin sheath protein forming its lattice. (illumina.com)
  • Already successfully transplanted human oligodendrocyte precursors of newborn mice with mutations in the gene for myelin basic protein (OBM). (toufexis.info)
  • [7] A mutation in one copy of the gene PMP-22 ( Peripheral myelin protein 22 , 17p11.2) that makes the peripheral myelin protein causes haploinsufficiency , where the activity of the normal gene is insufficient to compensate for the loss of function of the other gene. (wikipedia.org)
  • MOG is found on the outer surface of the myelin sheath and in the oligodendrocyte plasma membrane, and is an important surface marker for oligodendrocyte maturation, although it constitutes only 0.05% of the myelin (2). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • It is not the whole cell, but only the processes of oligodendrocyte take part in formation of myelin sheath. (kypho.com)
  • Many processes of one oligodendrocyte take part in the formation of myelin sheath of many nerve fibers. (kypho.com)
  • The team found that loss of Pak3 function leads to poor differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursors and poor myelin sheath development is certain areas of the brain. (institutducerveau-icm.org)
  • Synthesis of compacted myelin is essential for saltatory nerve conduction. (jneurosci.org)
  • The myelin sheath is an electrical insulator and allows faster and more energetically efficient conduction of impulses. (umassmed.edu)
  • The myelin sheath enables rapid conduction of electrical impulses, and its appropriate organization is critical for proper nerve activity. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • There are small gaps between adjacent Myelin Sheaths through which conduction hence signal transmission can occur. (anatomic.us)
  • Myelin sheath helps in conduction of impulse through nerve fiber to the full extent and with full velocity to the destination. (kypho.com)
  • When myelin degrades, conduction of signals along the nerve can be impaired or lost and the nerve eventually withers. (wikia.org)
  • Due to salutatory conduction, the individual myelin sheaths cause the signal to leap from one node of Ranvier to the next. (microblife.in)
  • Although the myelin sheath is seen only in vertebrates, salutatory conduction is seen in many animals. (microblife.in)
  • Schwann cells form the myelin sheath, which is involved in the saltatory conduction where the speed of the signal transmission increases. (pediaa.com)
  • Myelin acts as an electrical insulator and is of fundamental importance for the nerve conduction. (mpg.de)
  • Waxman and Kocsis and their colleagues recently developed techniques for transplanting myelin-producing glial cells into amyelinated spinal cord, successfully restoring conduction velocity. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In X-ALD, an abnormal fatty substance accumulates in the brain, causing damage to the myelin sheath. (livestrong.com)
  • Central pontine myelinolysis, or CPM, involves damage to the myelin sheath in the brainstem. (livestrong.com)
  • In the CNS of tetrapods, compact myelin is maintained as a multilamellar sheath by the combined action of two sets of highly abundant membrane proteins, the myelin basic proteins and the proteolipid proteins (DM-20/PLP). (jneurosci.org)
  • Thus, one can estimate that ∼25% of the lipids in the outer leaflet of the myelin membrane carry 2-hydroxylated fatty acids (HFA). (jneurosci.org)
  • From left, Melanie Ohi, Ph.D., Justin Marinko, Charles Sanders, Ph.D., and colleagues are studying a protein's role in generating the complex membrane structure of myelin. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • Now, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered that PMP22 alters membrane architecture, suggesting that it plays a role in generating the complex membrane structure of myelin. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • Although they were not successful in generating crystals, they observed "interesting membrane shapes…swirls and stacks of membranes…that looked very reminiscent of what myelin looks like," Ohi said. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • Newly synthesized CNPase associated with the myelin membrane very rapidly after labelling (~2 minutes) and this is consistent with the view that there is only a brief delay between synthesis and incorporation into their target membrane for extrinsic-type plasma membrane proteins. (oatd.org)
  • This phenomenon has important implications for the cell biology of myelination since it suggests that although MBPs, CNPase and P2 are all basic extrinsic membrane proteins, and synthesized on free polysomes, different mechanisms for their transport to the myelin membrane exist. (oatd.org)
  • Myelin increases electrical resistance across the cell membrane by a factor of 5,000 and decreases capacitance by a factor of 50. (wikia.org)
  • The sheath is formed by wrapping multiple layers of the cellular membrane (mainly lipoprotein) of the myelin-producing cells. (teachmephysiology.com)
  • Myelin - a complex membrane structure. (nerve-injury.com)
  • Nerve fibers of vertebrates are enveloped by a lamellar membrane sheath referred to as myelin. (mpg.de)
  • The outer mesaxon (Terminologia histologica: Mesaxon externum) is the connection of the outer cell membrane to the compact myelin sheath. (wikipedia.org)
  • The inner mesaxon (Terminologia histologica: Mesaxon internum) is the connection between the myelin sheath and the inner part of the cell membrane of the Schwann cell, which is directly opposite the axolemma, i.e. the cell membrane of the nerve fibre ensheathed by the Schwann cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • Galactosylceramide (GalC) and its sulfated derivative sulfatide belong to the most abundant lipids in myelin, making up ∼25% of myelin lipids ( Norton and Cammer, 1984 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • Researchers have identified autoantibodies to many of the lipids that make up the myelin sheath of nerve cells, and these target lipids are believed to serve as pathogenic antigens for autoimmune encephalomyelitis-an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord seen in MS patients. (sciencemag.org)
  • Myelin Sheath is made up of Myelin which is an insulating material made up of lipids. (anatomic.us)
  • A comparison of the three humor theory of Tibetan medicine and the three thermodynamic phase properties of myelin lipids exemplifies how integrating medical systems can increase understanding of complex chronic disabling conditions. (isharonline.org)
  • Myelin is chemically composed of various lipids and proteins, which also absorb some water. (microblife.in)
  • Several studies on MS demonstrate T-cell and antibody reactivity to lipids, which comprise over 70% of the myelin sheath. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • The axonal diameter and the thickness of the myelin sheath were measured quantitatively by examining a group of randomly selected 100 nerve fibrils. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • They extend away from the parent axonal myelin sheaths and tend to enfold other myelinated fibers or granule cell perikarya, producing bizarre configurations of myelin and what appear to be partially or completely myelinated cell bodies. (meta.org)
  • In some instances, only the redundant flap of myelin appears in the plane of section, and its attachment to an axonal myelin sheath in another plane is only inferred. (meta.org)
  • Myelin plays a critical role in nerve signal transfer as well as in axonal protection and support. (institutducerveau-icm.org)
  • Peripheral myelin formation is initiated by axonal cues that trigger a differentiation program in associated Schwann cells. (nih.gov)
  • Inhibiting NF-kappaB also prevented activation of Oct-6, a transcription factor induced by axonal contact and required for proper myelin formation. (nih.gov)
  • Planetary Herbals Myelin Sheath Support™ is a comprehensive botanical preparation designed to support the fat-like insulating sheath (myelin) that surrounds certain nerve tissues. (supplementfirst.com)
  • The myelin sheath is a fatty insulating later that surrounds the nerve cells of jawed vertebrates, or gnathostomes. (microblife.in)
  • The aim of this study was to identify invertebrate homologs of vertebrate glial proteins adapted to shape myelin sheath formation. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Collaborator Jun Li, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt, has demonstrated that mice missing PMP22 have "unraveled" myelin in certain areas where other myelin proteins are not expressed. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • PMP22's role then would become especially important in areas where other structural myelin proteins aren't present. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • response to myelin proteins was significantly higher than that of the RP-MS group suggesting a higher level of autoimmune activity in RR-MS patients. (omicsonline.org)
  • Planetary Herbals Myelin Sheath Support är ett omfattande botaniskt preparat för att stödja den fettliknande isolerande manteln (myelin) som omger vissa nervvävnader. (healthshop.eu)
  • The bodies of humans and animals have the ability - at least to some extent - to repair damaged myelin sheaths. (eurekalert.org)
  • Research to repair damaged myelin sheaths is ongoing. (wikia.org)
  • Sphingolipids containing 2-hydroxylated fatty acids are among the most abundant lipid components of the myelin sheath and therefore are thought to play an important role in formation and function of myelin. (jneurosci.org)
  • When the sheath is destroyed, communication between the nerve impulses and the body part are misdirected, slowed down, or incomplete. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • When the sheath is destroyed, the transmission of nerve impulses is impaired. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The more sheath is destroyed, the slower and less efficient the nerve impulses are. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The myelin sheath prevents the scattering of nerve impulses and their transfer to other nerve fibers. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The Myelin Sheath speeds the transmission of impulses. (wikispaces.com)
  • The main purpose of a myelin layer (or sheath ) is to increase in the speed at which impulses propagate along the myelinated fiber. (wikia.org)
  • if the myelin is damaged, the impulses are disrupted. (metaglossary.com)
  • That's why myelin sheath function to insulate and protect these, so the transmission of electrical impulses is enhanced throughout the body. (nerve-injury.com)
  • Triggered by a number of things, including metabolic and inflammatory causes, the loss of myelin causes severe nerve dysfunction because the electrical impulses are blocked or slowed down. (nerve-injury.com)
  • The myelin destruction causes a distortion or interruption in nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain. (medicinenet.com)
  • Often the nerve fibers that make up a nerve are all individually wrapped in myelin, a protective sheath that causes electric impulses to conduct down the nerve much faster than fibers that lack myelin. (medicinenet.com)
  • MS is an autoimmune demyelinating disease, which means that a person's immune system attacks his own body -- in this case the myelin sheath in the brain and spinal cord. (livestrong.com)
  • Other autoimmune disorders of the myelin sheath include transverse myelitis, which involves an attack on the spinal cord, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, which involves both the brain and spinal cord. (livestrong.com)
  • Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have developed a compound that stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. (news-medical.net)
  • Myelin sheath is produced in a process called myelination, in which can be seen in the image above. (microblife.in)
  • But when the production of the myelin sheath, called myelination or myelinogenesis is damaged, it can create health complications. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • The significance of how the myelin sheath functions becomes even more apparent in a variety of diseases where defective myelination is the main problem. (nerve-injury.com)
  • Myelin sheath function consists of Schwann cells and there are vaginal gaps known as Ranvier nodes. (knowledgist9.com)
  • Myelin Sheaths are sleeves of fatty tissue (lipid-rich substance) that protects your nerve cells, wrapping around them like insulation around electrical wires, and are easily damaged by mercury (black dental fillings). (life-enthusiast.com)
  • Intermittent gap between the segments of myelin sheath formed by adjacent Schwann cells is known as nodes of Ranvier. (kypho.com)
  • An unit of sheath formed by a single Schwann cell, in between nodes of Ranvier is known as internode. (kypho.com)
  • Nodes of Ranvier - a gap in between the Myelin Sheath of a nerve, but between adjacent Schwann Cells. (wikispaces.com)
  • T cells from the body's own immune system attack and destroy the myelin sheath. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The intertwining of the hydrocarbon chains of sphingomyelin serve to strengthen the myelin sheath. (wikia.org)
  • Lecithin may help to strengthen the myelin sheath and is one of the important building blocks of neural membranes, where cell to cell communication takes place. (hubpages.com)
  • By itself, myelin is a fatty substance that appears white. (microblife.in)
  • Moreover, the myelinating Schwann cells produce myelin, a fatty, white substance that serves as an electrical insulator. (pediaa.com)
  • In addition, it produces myelin, which is an electrical insulator. (pediaa.com)
  • Thus, by controlling the spatial and localized activation of actin polymerization, myosin II regulates SC polarization and OL branching, and by extension their ability to form myelin. (rupress.org)
  • When myelin is destroyed -- called demyelination -- nerve signals are slowed or stopped. (livestrong.com)
  • Viruses cause myelin inflammation and breakdown (so-called demyelination). (knowledgist9.com)
  • Thaxton C, Bott M, Walker B, Sparrow NA, Lambert S, Fernandez-Valle C. Schwannomin/merlin promotes Schwann cell elongation and influences myelin segment length. (umassmed.edu)
  • More peripherally rim of cytoplasm of Schwann cell form an additional sheath which is known as Schwann cell sheath or neurilemmal sheath. (kypho.com)
  • These definitions explain the basic difference between Schwann cell and myelin sheath. (pediaa.com)
  • Their function is also a major difference between Schwann cell and myelin sheath. (pediaa.com)
  • Therefore, the main difference between Schwann cell and myelin sheath is their structure and function. (pediaa.com)
  • In this process, the immune system attacks the covering or Myelin sheath. (hubpages.com)
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  • While the cause is unclear, the underlying mechanism is thought to be either destruction by the immune system or failure of the myelin -producing cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, Schwann cells produce myelin while myelin sheath increases the speed of signal transmission. (pediaa.com)
  • However, only myelinated Schwann cells produce myelin. (pediaa.com)
  • The lysosome breaks down acid ceramidase and the fatty acid component is then used to produce myelin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Myelin fatty acids resolve neuroinflammation. (sciencemag.org)
  • indeed, certain fatty acids of the myelin sheath actually serve to resolve neuroinflammation in a therapeutic mouse model of MS, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). (sciencemag.org)
  • However, recordings obtained from within the myelin sheath showed that its apparent resistance to current generated by action potentials is similar in magnitude to that of the internodal axolemma. (sciencemag.org)
  • This early stage research showed that by using these skin-related stem cells, researchers were able to restore myelin sheath formation in mice. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In a second study, a team from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., reports that in mice and rats, brain cells called astrocytes can control how fast nerve cells transmit signals by regulating the thickness of the myelin sheath that insulates nerve fibers. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Myelin thickness and g-ratios were normal in FA2H −/− mice. (jneurosci.org)
  • Maturation of myelin is delayed and myelin structure is abnormal in CGT-deficient mice (for review, see Marcus and Popko, 2002 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • Unexpectedly, these mice developed structural and functional normal myelin up to early adulthood. (jneurosci.org)
  • When they took this experiment to a larger scale, in the actual mouse, the researchers found that mice treated with these melanocyte stem cells had myelin sheath structures in the brain as opposed to untreated mice who lacked these structures. (teknoscienze.com)
  • While there have been some encouraging results in mice (via stem cell transplantation), it is still unknown whether this technique can be effective in replacing myelin loss in humans. (wikia.org)
  • To protect the Myelin sheath use vitamin D3(Cholecalciferol) Vitamin D has been shown to be important in prevention of MS in mice. (hubpages.com)
  • Transplanted glial precursors were successfully settled around the front brain of mice, and stimulated the formation of myelin sheaths. (toufexis.info)
  • To share antibacterially and milimetersi effects of ursolic acid, its effect was studied on mice, the destruction of myelin in the brain which was launched by cuprizone - in this case, inflammatory processes and the presence of T-cell immunity in the lesion is minimal. (toufexis.info)
  • The new findings confirm that the gold standard for evaluating remyelination is the long-term persistence of thin myelin sheaths, which support nerve fiber function and survival, Duncan notes. (technologynetworks.com)
  • Labels identify the nerve cell, nerve fiber and myelin sheath. (nucleushealth.com)
  • This insulation is formed by formation of sheath around the fiber, known as myelin sheath. (kypho.com)
  • The outer myelin sheath is surrounded by another sheath, called as a glycoprotein neurolemmal sheath. (medicalterms.info)
  • As the only biomarker of myelin repair available this would leave us without any means of identifying or quantifying myelin repair," explains Ian Duncan, an expert on demyelinating diseases at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and the senior author of the new study. (technologynetworks.com)
  • Both of these methods produce nerve injury and result in the degeneration of nerve fibres form the distal to the lesion along with its myelin sheath , also known as "Wallerin degeneration. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In contrast, OL branching, differentiation, and myelin formation are potentiated by inhibition of myosin II. (rupress.org)
  • Significantly, several studies have shown that members of the small Rho-GTPase family, the main regulators of actin cytoskeleton dynamics, are also important for coordinating the formation and maintenance of the myelin sheath by SC and OL. (rupress.org)
  • Importantly, formation of the myelin-like assemblies was disrupted by neuropathy-causing mutations in PMP22. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • We can imagine that we could screen for compounds that help stabilize or rescue mutant PMP22 by adding the compounds to this in vitro system and seeing if they restore the formation of myelin-like assemblies. (vanderbilt.edu)
  • Dysmyelinatin - Profound disturbance in the formation and preservation of myelin so that its proper functioning is never established. (wikispaces.com)
  • Vitamin D3 is the natural form of Vitamin D. A liquid Vitamin D3 supplement that has 5000 IU is best according to researchers.Using Vitamin B-12 is involved in the formation of the myelin sheath. (hubpages.com)
  • These animals have impaired formation of myelin sheaths, shortly after the birth develops a tremor (shaking), and the animals die at the age of several months. (toufexis.info)
  • Lamia Bouslama-Oueghlani from the team led by Brahim Nait Oumesmar at the Institut du Cerveau - ICM and collaborators proved that the Pak3 gene, involved in certain types of intellectual disabilities, regulates myelin sheath formation. (institutducerveau-icm.org)
  • In MS, the patients' immune systems turn on their own central nervous systems, stripping the protective myelin sheaths from nerve fibers and leading to problems with vision, balance, and coordination. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Schwann cells, on the other hand, are neuroglia, which form protective coverings in the form of myelin sheath s. (medicalterms.info)
  • The myelin sheath forms as a result of the envelopment of the nerve-cell process by Schwann cells. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Nerve fibers were enveloped by cytoplasmic lamellae of perineural cells and adjacent collagen bundles, their diameter ranged from 1 to 6 [micro]m, and the myelin sheath ranged from 0. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Myelin is formed by the help of Schwann Cells mostly. (anatomic.us)
  • The myelin sheath of nerve cells is typically produced early in development. (microblife.in)
  • This homeopathy dietary supplement helps strengthen the structure of the myelin sheath over the Nerve cells. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • Single lamellae of myelin also tend to invest cerebellar granule cells and other processes, and these too appear to fold on themselves producing two- or four-layered segments. (meta.org)
  • Myelin sheaths are made up almost entirely of fats, so we need to look to oils and fats for improved energy supply to brain cells. (drmyhill.co.uk)
  • However, there is no way to restore the myelin sheath of nerve cells and return them to functionality. (toufexis.info)
  • Myelin sheath repair is regarded as a crucial problem to be addressed by MS researchers, because they believe that remyelination could alleviate many of the symptoms that MSers experience. (shift.ms)
  • The conventional remedies for improving Myelin Sheath do not permanently relieve inflammation. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • But natural ingredients in homeopathic formulations address the root cause of the inflammation, strengthen the musculoskeletal system, support the myelin sheath over the nerve and bring ease in the condition. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • Natural homeopathy formulation like Biogetica's HMLYN Myelin Sheath Sarcode addresses the root cause of the inflammation. (netbusinessreview.com)
  • I always assumed the idea is to reduce the myelin inflammation of an auto-immune MS attack. (mscureenigmas.net)
  • Does myelin fully regenerate after a demyelization disease as ADEM (Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis)? (stackexchange.com)
  • Sheath elongation occurs ~1 h after [Ca2+]i elevation. (ucl.ac.uk)