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An observation about myelination.

Authors
  • Richards, W
  • Kalil, R
  • Moore, C L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Experimental brain research
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1983
Volume
52
Issue
2
Pages
219–225
Identifiers
PMID: 6641884
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An analysis of the direction of myelination of fibers in the optic tract of a kitten shows that the direction of wrapping of neighboring fibers is not random. Adjacent fibers in contact with the same glial process tend to be wrapped in the same direction. A model for myelination is proposed to account for this observation.

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