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Category:GO:0043209 ! myelin sheath

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DAG for GO:0043209id: GO:0043209

name: myelin sheath
namespace: cellular_component
def: "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." [GOC:cjm, GOC:jl, NIF_Subcellular:sao593830697, Wikipedia:Myelin]
synonym: "astrocyte sheath" NARROW [NIF_Subcellular:nlx_subcell_20090204]
synonym: "oligodendrocyte myelin sheath" NARROW [NIF_Subcellular:sao1279474730]
synonym: "Schwann cell myelin sheath" NARROW []
xref: FMA:62983
xref: NIF_Subcellular:sao593830697
xref: Wikipedia:Myelin
is_a: GO:0110165 ! cellular anatomical entity

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0043209</GOterm>
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