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Schwann Cell Myelin Sheath

Name: Schwann Cell Myelin Sheath
Description: An electrically insulating fatty layer that surrounds the axons of many neurons. It is an outgrowth of glial cells: Schwann cells supply the myelin for peripheral neurons while oligodendrocytes supply it to those of the central nervous system (Gene Ontology).
Super-category: Regional Part Of Cell
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CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionAn electrically insulating fatty layer tha An electrically insulating fatty layer that surrounds the axons of many neurons. It is an outgrowth of glial cells: Schwann cells supply the myelin for peripheral neurons while oligodendrocytes supply it to those of the central nervous system (Gene Ontology). he central nervous system (Gene Ontology).
Examplehttp://ccdb.ucsd.edu/SAO/images/myelin_sheath_sw_512x512.jpg  +
Idsao-593830697  +
LabelSchwann Cell Myelin Sheath  +
ModifiedDate29 May 2009  +
SuperCategoryRegional Part Of Cell  +