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What is myelin rich in?

Myelin is the material that surrounds and protects the spinal cord, and it helps conduct information signals up and down the cord. Myelin is rich in protein. Full Answer

How does a myelin sheath form?

The myelin sheath is an extruded plasma membrane wrapped in a spiral fashion around a nerve axon. The myelin membranes are part of the Schwann cells of the peripheral nervous system. Full Answer

What makes myelin in the CNS and PNS?

CNS: oligodendrocytes make the myelin, they cooperate in the formation of a myelin sheath along the axon, this is the process of myelination. Each oligodendrocyte produces segments of several axons. PNS: schwann cells make the myelin, each schwann cell can… Full Answer