Recent Findings on the Regulation of Axonal Calibre

  • Ennio Pannese
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 296)


The morphological features and functional properties of the neuron are closely related. Concerning the axon in particular, this interrelationship between morphology and function is illustrated, for example, by the fact that conduction is faster in thick axons than in thin ones. Since the transverse diameter of the axon affects the velocity of action potential propagation, the investigation of the factors which control axonal calibre is particularly important.


Schwann Cell Transverse Diameter Nerve Cell Body Distal Nerve Stump Slow Axonal Transport 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ennio Pannese
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  1. 1.Institute of Histology, Embryology and NeurocytologyUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

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