Oligodendrocytes.

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Oligodendrocytes.

Post by danapeso » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:35 pm

Hello,
I have a Q about the function of oligodendrocytes.
I understand that they create an insulating layer (consisting of myelin) around the neurons in the CNS.
What I can't understand is how come, if it is an insulating layer, it speeds up the transmission of neural impulses??

Thank you for your help,
Dana.

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Re: Oligodendrocytes.

Post by MichaelXY » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:37 am

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Re: Oligodendrocytes.

Post by danapeso » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:55 pm

Thank you !!! :)

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