1. tissue consisting of glial cells with sheetlike processes that form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers
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How To Use oligodendroglia In A Sentence

  • The astrocytes will stain with glial fibrillary acid protein, the oligodendroglia - like cells with S100 but not with glial fibrillary acid protein, and the neurons with synaptophysin and/or neurofilament.
  • Three cell types are found: astrocytes with their two varieties, protoplasmic and fibrous; oligodendroglia; and microglia.
  • No Lewy bodies were identified; however, ubiquitin-positive glial cytoplasmic inclusions were identified in striatal and nigral oligodendroglia.
  • As in herpes encephalitis, the inclusions in SSPE may be found in neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendroglia.
  • It also may harm processes of the oligodendroglia, cells found in the central nervous system that form the myelin sheath protecting the axon, a component of nerve cells.
  • Microglia are the smallest of the neuroglia, and, unlike the ectodermally derived macroglia (astrocytes and oligodendroglia), they are formed from the mesoderm.
  • In addition, the recombination observed in astrocytes (also in cerebellar Bergmann glia and retinal Müller cells) hints towards a role of oligodendroglial genes (PLP) in early astroglia differentiation, supporting the idea of PLP+ glia progenitors, which give rise to astrocytes PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • The relationship of such nerve fibers to oligodendroglia in the central nervous system is not quite so intimate.
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