Composition of myelin from peripheral and central nervous systems of the squirrel monkey.


Myelin was prepared from the brachial plexus and cervical spinal cord of adult squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). Brachial plexus myelin contained a larger amount of sphingomyelin and smaller amounts of cholesterol, lipid galactose, ethanolamine phosphoglyceride, choline phosphoglyceride, and alk-1-enyl ether than spinal cord myelin when compared as… (More)


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