July 18, 2013
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) researchers have discovered a new form of communication between neurons and neighboring of a specific type of glial cells: a transfer of protein and genetic information, protecting neurons from stressful growth conditions.
Oligodendrocytes, a type of glial cell, serve several functions.
They form an insulating myelin sheath around the axons of neurons. If this support becomes unavailable, axons can… read more