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Schwann cells are the myelin-producing cells of the peripheral nervous system where they form the myelin sheath around axons. Their function is equivalent to that of oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system.
Schwann cell markers throughout development
|Schwann cell stage||Suggested markers|
|Schwann cell precursor||SOX10, GAP43, BLBP, MPZ, Dhh, P75NTR|
|Myelinating Schwann cells||SOX10, S100, EGR2, MBP, MPZ|
|Non myelinating Schwann cells||SOX10, GAP43, S100, NCAM, P75NTR|