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Oligodendrocyte selectively myelinates a particular set of axons in the white matter

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There are three kinds of glial cells in the brain, oligodendrocyte, astrocyte and microglia. Oligodendrocytes myelinate neuronal axons to increase conduction velocity of neuronal impulses. A Japanese research team foundĀ a characteristic feature of oligodendrocytes that selectively myelinate a particular set of neuronal axons.

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