Heterosis for myelin content is limited to the central nervous system

R. Miskimins, R. K. Yu

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We have recently described a murine model for studying aspects of myelination (Seyfried and Yu, 1980; Ebato et al., 1983; Miskimins et al., 1986). This mouse shows hypermyelination during the period of most active synthesis of myelin, 9 to 21 days post‐natal. The myelin parameters showing an increase were all measured in the central nervous system. We investigated here whether this effect extends into the peripheral nervous system. Our results indicate that the hypermyelination is limited to the central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • CNS
  • Heterosis
  • Myelination
  • PNS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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