Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The AxonStructure, Function and Pathophysiology$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 October 2021

Mechanisms of adhesion between axons and glial cells

Mechanisms of adhesion between axons and glial cells

(p.164) 8 Mechanisms of adhesion between axons and glial cells
The Axon


Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the structural features of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) and their role in axonal-glial interactions of myelination and nerve fiber outgrowth. CAMs mediate many of the morphogenetic events that occur during nerve fiber outgrowth, ensheathment, and myelination. Dramatic changes in the expression of these molecules accompany and are likely to underlie these complex developmental processes. The molecular mechanisms by which these molecules regulate these events probably involve reorganization of the cytoskeleton and intracellular signaling events, but they remain little understood.

Keywords:   cell adhesion molecules, axonal-glial interactions, myelination, nerve fiber outgrowth, cytoskeleton, intracellular signaling events

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .