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my·e·lin

 (mī′ə-lĭn) also my·e·line (-lĭn, -lēn′)
n.
A white fatty material, composed chiefly of lipids and lipoproteins, that encloses certain axons and nerve fibers. Also called medulla.

my′e·lin′ic adj.
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myelin

(ˈmaɪɪlɪn) or

myeline

n
(Anatomy) a white tissue forming an insulating sheath (myelin sheath) around certain nerve fibres. Damage to the myelin sheath causes neurological disease, as in multiple sclerosis
ˌmyeˈlinic adj
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my•e•lin

(ˈmaɪ ə lɪn)

n.
a soft, white, fatty material in the membrane of Schwann cells and certain neuroglial cells of the nervous system: the substance of the myelin sheath.
[1865–70]
my`e•lin′ic, adj.
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my·e·lin

(mī′ə-lĭn)
A whitish, fatty substance that forms a sheath around many nerve fibers. Myelin insulates the nerves and permits nerve impulses to travel more rapidly. The white matter of the brain is composed of nerve fibers covered in myelin.
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myelin

The fatty white substance forming an insulating sheath around many nerve fibers.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myelin - a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibersmyelin - a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
medullary sheath, myelin sheath - a layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers
fat - a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
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Translations
myelin

my·e·lin

n. mielina, sustancia de tipo grasoso que cubre las fibras nerviosas.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

myelin

n mielina
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To the Editor: Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disease on the injury of peripheral nerve myelin proteins or axon, of which the acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) as a subtype is of infrequent and an extremely low incidence after the operation.
Both PLP1 and DM20 are highly hydrophobic membrane proteins, accounting for up to 50% of compact myelin proteins in the central nervous system of the adult (16).
It is important to identify whether myelin ubiquitination is regulated by neddylation through DCUN1D2 since ubiquitination of myelin proteins may be involved in the pathogenesis of several hereditary peripheral neuropathies.
Effects of progesterone on oligodendrocyte progenitors, oligodendrocyte transcription factors, and myelin proteins following spinal cord injury.
Clinical appearance is similar for CMT disease originating by mutations in many different genes engaged in very diverse affairs coding for structural myelin proteins gap- junction forming proteins cytoskeleton elements enzymes transcription factors and many more.
KineMed's platforms will be utilised to measure the synthesis of certain myelin lipids and protein components, such as cholesterol, galactocerebroside and phospholipids, as well as major myelin proteins, during periods of demyelination and remyelination in animal models.
2335720 covering the manufacture of patient-specific T-cell vaccines created using immunogenic fragments of myelin proteins for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
Within compact CNS myelin, the distribution of the myelin proteins throughout the myelin lamellae varies from protein to protein, whereas the distribution of lipids is more uniform [1].
Some found that the T cells involved in each relapse were different and were directed against different myelin proteins. s such, these T cells are not suitable targets for therapy.
His team designed customized DNA vaccines containing the genetic material that instructs several myelin proteins, in order to induce maximal immune system tolerance.
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