Enzyme ensures thick insulation

Researchers have revealed that Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system largely produce their own fatty acids in order to create electrical insulation for nerve fibers. This process relies on an enzyme whose absence leads to defective insulation and impaired motor function.

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