Guardians of the synapse: Scientists identify a new role for nerve-supporting cells

Researchers have found, for the first time, that a blood-clotting protein can, unexpectedly, degrade nerves–and how nerve-supporting glial cells, including Schwann cells, provide protection. The findings show that Schwann cells protect nerves by blocking this blood-clotting protein as well as other potentially destructive enzymes released by muscle cells. The work weiter …

Source:: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190314151659.htm

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