Galactocerebroside Expression by Non-Myelin Forming Schwann Cells

  • Kristjan R. Jessen
  • Rhona Mirsky
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Glycolipids have been heavily implicated in specific intercellular communication and membrane signalling events in a variety of systems (7, 9). Within the nervous system, however, it has in most cases proved difficult to implicate a defined glycolipid in a specific type of cellular interaction. One of the outstanding exceptions to this is seen in one of the simplest of all glycolipids, galactocerebroside, which is currently held to have an exclusive role in the membrane wrapping events unique to myelination.


Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Schwann Cell Sympathetic Trunk Double Label Experiment Schwann Cell Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristjan R. Jessen
    • 1
  • Rhona Mirsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Embryology and Centre for NeuroscienceUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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