Phagocytosis of myelin sheath fragments by dendrites

M. Antal, G. Székely

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In serial ultrathin sections of the frog spinal cord, profiles of dendritic appearance were identified that contained myelin fragment inclusions and received synaptic contacts. In a number of cases it could be established that the inclusions were derived from adjacent myelin sheaths. It is suggested that the phenomenon may refer to a turnover of the myelin sheath in which the detached myelin fragments are eliminated by dendrites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
JournalExperimental brain research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1987



  • Frog
  • Myelinophagia
  • Phagocytic dendrites
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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