Saturday, August 23, 2008

What are Remak cells?


Remak cells, named after Polish-born Robert Remak (1815-1865)(pictured), are Schwann cells which do not myelinate, but rather surround unmyelinated peripheral nerve fibers. According to Greenfield's Neuropathology (8th Edition), "unmyelinated axons are always of small diamter and pass through the nerve trunk in groups of 8-15 within a common chain of Schwann cells".

1 comment:

JD said...

Thanks for the tidbit. I'd use this for Jeopardy, but I don't anyone would get it.