Myelinated nerve, TEM

Myelinated nerve, TEM

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Caption: Myelinated nerve. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a section through a myelinated nerve fibre and Schwann cell. Myelin (black) is an insulating fatty layer that surrounds the nerve fibre (axon, purple), increasing the speed at which nerve impulses travel. It is formed when Schwann cells (green) wrap around the fibre, depositing layers of myelin between each coil. The outermost layer consists of the Schwann cell's cytoplasm and is known as the neurolemma or sheath of Schwann.

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