Term Information [More information on myelin sheath]

Accession
GO:0043209
Name
myelin sheath
Ontology
cellular_component
Synonyms
Schwann cell myelin sheath, astrocyte sheath, oligodendrocyte myelin sheath
Definition
An electrically insulating fatty layer that surrounds the axons of many neurons. It is an outgrowth of glial cells: Schwann cells supply the myelin for peripheral neurons while oligodendrocytes supply it to those of the central nervous system. Source: Wikipedia:Myelin, GOC:cjm, GOC:jl, NIF_Subcellular:sao-593830697
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History
See term history for GO:0043209 at QuickGO
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Ancestors of myelin sheath (GO:0043209)
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myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) anatomical entity (UBERON:0001062)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) material anatomical entity (CARO:0000006)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) material anatomical entity (UBERON:0000465)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) anatomical structure (UBERON:0000061)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) anatomical structure (CARO:0000003)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (CL:0000000)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) multicellular anatomical structure (UBERON:0010000)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) multicellular organism (UBERON:0000468)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) native cell (CL:0000003)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) anatomical system (UBERON:0000467)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) eukaryotic cell (CL:0000255)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) animal cell (CL:0000548)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) nervous system (UBERON:0001016)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) somatic cell (CL:0002371)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular_component (GO:0005575)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) neural cell (CL:0002319)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cell (GO:0005623)
myelin sheath [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) neuron associated cell (CL:0000095)
myelin sheath [is_a relation] is_a  cell part (GO:0044464)
myelin sheath [part_of relation] part_of  glial cell (CL:0000125)
Children of myelin sheath (GO:0043209)
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compact myelin (GO:0043218) [part_of relation] part_of  myelin sheath
lateral loop (GO:0043219) [part_of relation] part_of  myelin sheath
myelin sheath abaxonal region (GO:0035748) [part_of relation] part_of  myelin sheath
myelin sheath adaxonal region (GO:0035749) [part_of relation] part_of  myelin sheath
FMA
62983
NIF_Subcellular
sao-593830697
Wikipedia
Myelin