oligodendrocyte oligodendrocyte

Definition(s):

  • (n) a cell of the oligodendroglia

Usage(s):

  • The therapy revolves around coaxing the stem cells to develop into a type of cell known as an oligodendrocyte, which in turn gives rise to critical insulation and growth factors .

News

  • Scientists at Mainz University decode mechanisms of cell orientation in the brain

    ( Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz ) When the central nervous system is injured, oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPC) migrate to the lesion and synthesize new myelin sheaths on demyelinated axons. Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have now discovered that a distinct protein regulates the direction and movement of OPC toward the ...
    on July 31, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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