Regulation of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Development: Antibody-Perturbation Studies

  • S. E. Pfeiffer
  • R. Bansal
  • A. L. Gard
  • A. E. Warrington
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 43)

Abstract

The differentiation of oligodendrocytes (OL) and their elaboration of myelin sheaths is a crucial event of brain development. The resultant saltatory nerve conduction allows for dramatic savings in energy consumption and space utilization. Disruption of myelinogenesis causes serious neurological deficits, many with chronic implications (Morell, 1984).

Keywords

Cholesterol Myeloma Galactose Monogalactosyldiglyceride 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. E. Pfeiffer
    • 1
  • R. Bansal
    • 1
  • A. L. Gard
    • 1
  • A. E. Warrington
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Program in Neurological SciencesUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA

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