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A single Schwann cell may ensheath several axons.(its only in periphery):toosad:
OR
One Schwann cell will myelinate
only one axon in peripheral nerves.

is this a mistake or i am not getting it right?

also schwann are present only on unmylinated axon even though secrete mylin themself?
 

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Yeah it's confusing

In unmyelinated axons a single Schwann cell ensheath several axons but without myelinating them (it's just the cytoplasm of the Schwann cell!)

In myelinated peripheral axons a single Schwann cell myelinate only one axon while in the central nervous system a single oligodendrocyte myelinate several axons at the same time.

This is my understanding of those paragraphs but am not sure :notsure:
 

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but

In unmyelinated axons a single Schwann cell ensheath several axons but without myelinating them (it's just the cytoplasm of the Schwann cell!)

In myelinated peripheral axons a single Schwann cell myelinate only one axon while in the central nervous system a single oligodendrocyte myelinate several axons at the same time.

This is my understanding of those paragraph but am not sure :notsure:
this is how i have understood it.
but if its ensheath several how can it cover only one with it????

odd no?
:toosad:
 

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its odd but true...
single Schwann cell can ensheath several unmyelinated axons..but can myelinate only a portion of single axon not the whole axon... :rolleyes:
 

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If you say so.
Where else is it given because I read the concept for first time in kapalan
:toosad::redcheeks;
its odd but true...
single Schwann cell can ensheath several unmyelinated axons..but can myelinate only a portion of single axon not the whole axon... :rolleyes:
 
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