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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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Schwann units in the human foetal phrenic nerve

Bruska M, Piotrowski A, Woźniak W
Folia Morphol 2005;64(4):253-268.

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Vol 64, No 4 (2005)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2005-09-20
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

In three human foetuses aged 15, 17, and 23 weeks the number of axons surrounded by single Schwann cells was counted. These Schwann cell/axon complexes form the Schwann units. The largest Schwann units in the foetus aged 15 weeks contained 232 axons, in the foetus of 17 weeks the number was 140 and in the foetus of 23 weeks the largest units contained 65 axons.

Abstract

In three human foetuses aged 15, 17, and 23 weeks the number of axons surrounded by single Schwann cells was counted. These Schwann cell/axon complexes form the Schwann units. The largest Schwann units in the foetus aged 15 weeks contained 232 axons, in the foetus of 17 weeks the number was 140 and in the foetus of 23 weeks the largest units contained 65 axons.
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Keywords

human neuroembryology; myelination; Schwann units; phrenic nerve

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Title

Schwann units in the human foetal phrenic nerve

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 64, No 4 (2005)

Pages

253-268

Published online

2005-09-20

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2005;64(4):253-268.

Keywords

human neuroembryology
myelination
Schwann units
phrenic nerve

Authors

Bruska M
Piotrowski A
Woźniak W

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