Mainz University Medical Center Scientists Identify Inhibitor of Myelin Formation in Central Nervous System  
11/21/2012 7:23:33 AM

Scientists at the Mainz University Medical Center have discovered another molecule that plays an important role in regulating myelin formation in the central nervous system. Myelin promotes the conduction of nerve cell impulses by forming a sheath around their projections, the so-called axons, at specific locations -- acting like the plastic insulation around a power cord.