axolemma


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axolemma

 [ak″so-lem´ah]
the surface membrane of an axon.

ax·o·lem·ma

(ak'sō-lem'ă),
The plasma membrane of the axon.
Synonym(s): Mauthner sheath
[axo- + G. lemma, husk]

axolemma

/axo·lem·ma/ (-lem´ah) the plasma membrane of an axon.

ax·o·lem·ma

(ak'sō-lem'ă)
The plasma membrane of the axon.
Synonym(s): Mauthner sheath.
[axo- + G. lemma, husk]

Mauthner,

Ludwig, Austrian ophthalmologist, 1840-1894.
Mauthner cell - a large neuron of the spinal cord with its cell body located in the metencephalon of fish and amphibia.
Mauthner fiber - an axon.
Mauthner sheath - the plasma membrane of the axon. Synonym(s): axolemma
Mauthner test - an obsolete test for color perception.

axolemma

the surface membrane of an axon.
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In peripheral and central nervous systems, some paranodal loops failed to attach to the axolemma in the GM1/GD1a-deficient mice.
We postulated that in both cases, immune-mediated attack occurs at the axolemma of motor fibers, which was later confirmed in our animal experiments described below.
We showed that in the spinal anterior roots of AMAN rabbits, IgG antibodies bound to nodes of Ranvier, where GM1 was highly expressed, and activated complement, resulting in the formation of membrane attack complex at the nodal axolemma.