Glia-Promoting Factors and the Control of Oligodendroglial Growth During Brain Development and Regeneration

  • Dana Giulian
  • Joseph F. Krebs
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 22)


The central nervous system (CNS) relies upon complex interactions among glial cells to regulate metabolic functions and to direct structural organization of neural networks. The contributions that astroglia, oligodendroglia, and microglia make to brain function are incompletely understood and include the support of tissue structure, production of myelin membrane, or mediation of inflammatory responses. One way to explore these cellular functions is to determine when and how glia are activated.


Retinal Ganglion Cell Myelin Membrane C1300 Cell Line Retinal Ganglion Cell Axon Retinal Ganglion Cell Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dana Giulian
    • 1
  • Joseph F. Krebs
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Program of NeuroscienceBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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