Term Information [More information on myelination]

Accession
GO:0042552
Name
myelination
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
myelinogenesis
Definition
The process in which myelin sheaths are formed and maintained around neurons. Oligodendrocytes in the brain and spinal cord and Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system wrap axons with compact layers of their plasma membrane. Adjacent myelin segments are separated by a non-myelinated stretch of axon called a node of Ranvier. Source: GOC:dgh, GOC:mah
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History
See term history for GO:0042552 at QuickGO
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Ancestors of myelination (GO:0042552)
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myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) developmental process (GO:0032502)
myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) multicellular organismal process (GO:0032501)
myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) single-multicellular organism process (GO:0044707)
myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) single-organism developmental process (GO:0044767)
myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) anatomical structure development (GO:0048856)
myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) multicellular organismal development (GO:0007275)
myelination [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular process (GO:0009987)
myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) system development (GO:0048731)
myelination [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) nervous system development (GO:0007399)
myelination [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism cellular process (GO:0044763)
myelination [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) ensheathment of neurons (GO:0007272)
myelination [is_a relation] is_a  axon ensheathment (GO:0008366)
Children of myelination (GO:0042552)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
central nervous system myelination (GO:0022010) [is_a relation] is_a  myelination
myelin assembly (GO:0032288) [part_of relation] part_of  myelination
myelin maintenance (GO:0043217) [part_of relation] part_of  myelination
myelination in peripheral nervous system (GO:0022011) [is_a relation] is_a  myelination
myelination of lateral line nerve axons (GO:0048897) [is_a relation] is_a  myelination
negative regulation of myelination (GO:0031642) [negatively_regulates relation] negatively_regulates  myelination
positive regulation of myelination (GO:0031643) [positively_regulates relation] positively_regulates  myelination
regulation of myelination (GO:0031641) [regulates relation] regulates  myelination
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Myelin