Rhythmic Contraction of Schwann Cells

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Science  25 Dec 1959:
Vol. 130, Issue 3391, pp. 1759-1760
DOI: 10.1126/science.130.3391.1759-a


By time-lapse cinematography it was found that Schwann cells in tissue cultures of dorsal root ganglia from newborn rats show a contraction rate of approximately 4 to 18 minutes. This activity is of the order of magnitude reported for oligodendroglia.