Schwann Cell Proliferation during Postnatal Development, Wallerian Degeneration and Axon Regeneration in Trembler Dysmyelinating Mutant

  • Herbert Koenig
  • Anh Do Thi
  • Badia Ferzaz
  • Annie Ressouches
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 296)


During mouse ontogenesis, Schwann cells in peripheral nerves migrate along the axons and begin the process of ensheathment (1,2). Subsequently, Schwann cells divide intensely, from the end of gestation (1) till the first days of postnatal development (3,4). The high rate of Schwann cell proliferation decreases rapidly and stops totally during the process of myelination (1,3).


Plasminogen Activator Schwann Cell Myelin Sheath Tibial Nerve Wallerian Degeneration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Koenig
    • 1
  • Anh Do Thi
    • 1
  • Badia Ferzaz
    • 1
  • Annie Ressouches
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS-URA 1126Université de Bordeaux ITalence CedexFrance

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