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The Schwann Cell Lineage

Kristján R. Jessen and Rhona Mirsky

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/9780195152227.003.0007
                      The Schwann Cell Lineage

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This chapter focuses on Schwann cells. Topics discussed include Schwann cell development, the use of markers to identify distinct stages of embryonic Schwann cell development, the origin of glial cells from the neural crest, Schwann cell precursors, regulation of the precursor-Schwann cell transition, and Schwann cell survival signals.

Keywords: Schwann cell development; glial cells; Schwann cell precursors; cell transition; cell survival

Chapter.  12201 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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