Investigating the Growth-Cone-like Structures at the Tips of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell Processes

Oligodendrocytes are responsible for myelination in the nervous system thereby enabling faster action potential propagation. Their progenitors (OPCs) migrate from the subventricular zone towards their target cells and are able to renew or repair myelin sheets. A disruption may lead to unmyelinated axons in the nervous system, which is a typical symptom of multiple sclerosis. Greater knowledge of the dynamics of the growth-cone-like structures on OPC might shed more light on the migration and movement mechanisms of OPCs. Using super-resolution microscopy techniques, the dynamics of the tips will be further investigated.

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