Heterosis for myelin content is limited to the central nervous system

R. Miskimins, R. K. Yu

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Abstract

We have recently described a murine model for studying aspects of myelination (Seyfried and Yu, 1980; Ebato et al., 1983; Miskimins et al., 1986). This mouse shows hypermyelination during the period of most active synthesis of myelin, 9 to 21 days post‐natal. The myelin parameters showing an increase were all measured in the central nervous system. We investigated here whether this effect extends into the peripheral nervous system. Our results indicate that the hypermyelination is limited to the central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Research
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1988

Keywords

  • CNS
  • Heterosis
  • Myelination
  • PNS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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