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Structure and Function of Oligodendrocytes

Arthur M. Butt

in Neuroglia

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Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152227
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199865024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0003
                      Structure and Function of Oligodendrocytes

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This chapter deals with the morphology of oligodendrocytes. The first section reviews current findings on the morphology of oligodendrocytes and discusses these findings in the context of the classical work by Rio–Hortega. The second section examines the functional significance of oligodendrocyte polymorphism, and the third deals with the environmental and axonal factors that are likely to control the differentiation of oligodendrocyte phenotypes. In the fourth section, recent findings on the functions of adult oligodendrocyte progenitors (OPCs) are assessed.

Keywords: morphology; Rio Horgeta; oligodendrocyte polymorphism; adult oligodendrocyte progenitors

Chapter.  7724 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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