Neuroglial Ontogeny

  • Marcus Jacobson

Abstract

The original concept of neuroglia meaning “nerve glue” was based on Rudolf Virchow’s assumption that there must be a mesodermal connective tissue element of the nervous system (Virchow, 1846, 1858, 1867). Even if neuroglial cells did not exist Virchow would have had to intent them as a requirement for his theory — as a bold conjecture thrown out for refutation. But techniques were inadequate to either corroborate or refute that conjecture. the mesodermal origin of neuroglial cells continued to receive corroboration (Andriezen, 1893; Weigert, 1895; W. Robertson, 197, 1899, 1900a) in the face of strong conterevidence showing that both neurons and glial cells originate from embryonic ectoderm (His, 1889, 1901).

Keywords

Glial Cell Schwann Cell Microglial Cell Myelin Sheath Radial Glial Cell 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus Jacobson
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  1. 1.The University of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA

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