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

Difficulty level
Beginner
Type
Duration
38:52
Topic

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

Topics covered in this lesson
  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
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