Current Location:
P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science -> 1st Floor (KHS)
Location Notes:
KHS; 1st Fl; Rm 1113

Myelination of Nerve Fibres, TEM

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.19.46
Artist:
Thomas Deerinck
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24 in Width: 32 in
Description:
Redish cell structures with a blue background.
Historical Context:
Myelin is an insulating fatty layer that surrounds nerve fibers, increasing the speed at which nerve impulses travel. It is formed when Schwann cells wrap around the fiber, depositing layers of myelin between each coil.