Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Myelin sheath help

Announcements Posted on
Why bother with a post grad course - waste of time? 17-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    Hi, guys!

    I'm in my AS year and I'm doing an assignment on the myelin sheath. Could someone help me out in terms of the formation and function of the sheath, like how it's made?

    I know that in the PNS the Schwann cells coat the axon and that forms the sheath but for the CNS, all I know is that oligodendrocytes make the sheath.

    If someone could hint or push me in the right direction for these questions, it would be awesome!

    What's the function of the myelin sheath?
    How is the sheath formed and the chemical composition?

    Google is your friend. This is not complicated so please do your own research. People on here are not going to do your work for you.
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: June 21, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Would you want to know what your pet is thinking about you?
Useful resources

Quick Link:

Unanswered Life Sciences Threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.