By Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP Does your memory seem fuzzy at times? Do you have difficulty remembering faces, facts, dates, or numbers? Do you experience memory lapses when your mind seems to be blank? The cause could be traced to a nutritional deficiency.
Answer: Oligodendrocytes are glial cells that are best known for myelinating axons. They also participate in axonal maintenance, providing sustenance to the neurons.
New evidence of myelin's essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by research. Myelin is a fatty substance produced by the brain and spinal cord into early adulthood as it is needed for many developmental processes, and although earlier studies of human white matter hinted at its involvement in skill learning, this is the first time it has been confirmed experimentally.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is conceptualized as a progressive consequence of two hallmark pathological changes in grey matter: extracellular amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. However, over the past several years, neuroimaging studies have implicated micro- and macrostructural abnormalities …
Myelin sheaths are fatty tissue that covers the fibrous part of the human nerve cells called axons. Aside from insulating and protecting the nerves, myelin
Being that neuropathy seems to come in conjunction with chemo, and is reported to be a result of destruction of the Myelin sheath, being who I am, I had to do some investigating, and with googling, found that myelin sheath destruction is also the major component of ms. So, here's oodles of things on rebuilding the myelin sheath and some other articles titles from the same page.
Meeting/Workshop Strasbourg (France) Myelination is a developmental process which continues until the third decade of life in humans, following a precise temporal pattern with early and late myelinated regions. This prolonged period of myelination coincides with the occurrence of the massive remodeling of synaptic connections in the human cerebral cortex thought to underlie the experience-dependent modification of the brain.
The detection of myelin disruptions in Alzheimer's disease (AD)-affected brain raises the possibility that oligodendrocytes undergo pathophysiological assault over the protracted course of this neurodegenerative disease. Oligodendrocyte compromise arising from direct toxic effects imparted by pathol …
1Cellular Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, 37075 Göttingen, Germany 2Department of Neurology, University of Göttingen, 37075 Göttingen, Germany 3Department of Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, 37075 Göttingen, Germany Myelinated nerve fibers have evolved to enable fast and efficient transduction of electrical signals in the nervous system.