FrontalCortex, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to neurology education.

Neuron myelin segment


Neuron myelin segment
(C) 2013 FrontalCortex.com, All Rights Reserved.
FrontalCortex.com authorizes the reproduction and use of this image for any educational, noncommercial purpose, so long as the image is not altered and appropriate credit is cited to FrontalCortex.com and to the creator of the image.

In this illustration of a neuron with a myelinated axon, a single segment of myelin is illustrated in green. Myelin is not part of the neuron itself. It is made up of membrane from a glial cell wrapped around the axon multiple times. In the central nervous system, myelin is formed from processes of oligodendrocytes, and one oligodendrocyte may provide myelin segments for multiple axons. In the peripheral nervous system, myelin is formed by Schwann cells, and each Schwann cell creates a segment of myelin for a single axon.

<-- Previous Image
Return to the main gallery
Next Image -->

0 user entries
Please log in if you'd like to add a comment.