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Term Information

Accession
GO:0008366
Name
axon ensheathment
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
cellular axon ensheathment, cellular nerve ensheathment, nerve ensheathment
Alternate IDs
GO:0042553
Definition
Any process in which the axon of a neuron is insulated, and that insulation maintained, thereby preventing dispersion of the electrical signal. Source: ISBN:0878932437, GOC:jl
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0008366 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of axon ensheathment (GO:0008366)
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axon ensheathment [is_a relation] is_a  ensheathment of neurons (GO:0007272)
Children of axon ensheathment (GO:0008366)
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peripheral nervous system axon ensheathment (GO:0032292) [is_a relation] is_a  axon ensheathment
non-myelinated axon ensheathment (GO:0032285) [is_a relation] is_a  axon ensheathment
axon ensheathment in central nervous system (GO:0032291) [is_a relation] is_a  axon ensheathment
glial cell projection elongation involved in axon ensheathment (GO:0106092) [is_a relation] is_a  axon ensheathment
myelination (GO:0042552) [is_a relation] is_a  axon ensheathment
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