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Glia. 2008 Nov 1;56(14):1532-40. doi: 10.1002/glia.20750.

Molecular domains of myelinated axons in the peripheral nervous system.

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Department of Cell Biology and Neurology, and the Smilow Neuroscience Program, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA. Salzer@saturn.med.nyu.edu

Abstract

Myelinated axons are organized into a series of specialized domains with distinct molecular compositions and functions. These domains, which include the node of Ranvier, the flanking paranodal junctions, the juxtaparanodes, and the internode, form as the result of interactions with myelinating Schwann cells. This domain organization is essential for action potential propagation by saltatory conduction and for the overall function and integrity of the axon.

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18803321
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10.1002/glia.20750
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