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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 oligodendrocyte, the perinodal astrocyte, and the central node of Ranvier

The oligodendrocyte, the perinodal astrocyte, and the central node of Ranvier

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(p.116) 6 The oligodendrocyte, the perinodal astrocyte, and the central node of Ranvier
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The Axon
Author(s):

JOEL A. BLACK

HARALD SONTHEIMER

YOUNGSUK OH

STEPHEN G. WAXMAN

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0006

The central role of Ranvier is a complex structure involves three cellular elements: the axon, the oligodendrocyte, and the perinodal astrocyte. This chapter examines the interaction of these three cell types at central node of Ranvier. It begins by examining the mechanism that regulates the development of the myelinated tracts that have properties that optimize the number of axonal functions. It then considers the molecular structure of the axon membrane, and the glial-axonal interactions that participate in the development of the axon membrane. It looks at the relationship between astrocytes and the central nervous system myelinated fibers.

Keywords:   axon, oligodendrocyte, perinodal astrocyte, Ranvier, myelinated tracts, axonal functions, axon membrane, glial-axonal interactions

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