Introduction to myelination in the CNS and PNS for non-specialists

Introduction to the origin and differentiation of myelinating cell types, molecular mechanisms defining onset and progression of myelination, demyelination and remyelination after injury. Speaker: Christine Bandtlow.

By HBP Education Programme
Published Mar, 2018

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Topics covered:

  1. The role of myelin
  2. Time course of myelination in development
  3. Oligodendrocyte maturation and myelination
  4. Schwann cells
  5. Comparing oligodendrocytes in the CNS with Schwann cells in the PNS
  6. Nodes of Ranvier and saltatory conduction
  7. Effects of demyelination on axonal conduction


The previous lecture in this series, by the same speaker.