Variable galactocerebroside expression by human Schwann cells in dissociated and peripheral nerve explant cultures.

It has been well established that rat Schwann cells down regulate their cell-surface expression of galactocerebroside (GalC) in vitro under normal cell culture conditions. To determine whether human Schwann cells exhibit a similar down-regulation of GalC in vitro we examined GalC expression in dissociated human Schwann cell cultures derived from normal… CONTINUE READING