Recent Developments in the Investigation of Purified Myelin

  • William T. Norton
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 13)


The first studies of isolated myelin began only about a decade ago. Therefore in the usual time scale all developments in this area are relatively recent. However in the field of neurobiology, events of ten years ago are ancient history, and myelin research has become an area where review chapters (1–8) are appearing with nearly the frequency of research papers. Needless to say, as in any field, as many new problems are raised as are solved. This review cannot touch on all of them and will be restricted to developments I feel are of special interest and related to the topic of this Institute. I am going to put special emphasis on the most basic problem, the preparation of myelin.


Myelin Protein Proteolipid Protein Myelin Fraction Myelin Layer Review Chapter 
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  • William T. Norton
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  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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