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The AxonStructure, Function and Pathophysiology$
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Stephen G. Waxman, Jeffery D. Kocsis, and Peter K. Stys

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195082937

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.001.0001

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The Schwann cell: Morphology and development

The Schwann cell: Morphology and development

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This chapter describes the sequential phenomena observed during the development of the peripheral nerve, with emphasis on the Schwann cell. It presents research elucidating the mechanisms by which these phenomena are controlled. The use of tissue culture models of nerve development is emphasized inasmuch as these have contributed greatly to the understanding of the role of each of the peripheral nerve cell types at each stage of differentiation. The chapter reviews how these studies have elucidated the interactions that create the fully functional nerve. Finally, it discusses ways in which understanding these cellular interactions may be exploited to maximize regeneration in the wake of injury.

Keywords:   peripheral nerves, tissue culture models, nerve development, nerve cells, myelination

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