Mechanisms fo myelin plasticity and repair in the live brain
Dartmouth College (USA)
Myelin increases neural circuit processing speed and efficiency. Recent evidence suggests that the structure of the myelin sheath might not be static, representing a potential new form of neural plasticity in the adult brain. Using label-free and fluorescence imaging in combination with targeted single cell photochemical apoptosis approaches we are investigating how myelinating oligodendrocytes form during development, change their structure throughout life, and regenerate in response to oligodendrocyte loss or myelin damage.
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