The effect of drying upon the structure of myelin in the sciatic nerve of the frog

J. Elkes, J. B. Finean

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Abstract

Using suitable observation cells, X-ray diffraction studies of frog nerve myelin have been carried out. The effect of slow drying and of lipid solvents upon this lipo-protein has been studied. Three stages could be distinguished in the drying process. Of these, the changes noted in stages I and II were reversible; those seen in stage III were irreversible. Differences in the susceptibility of various spacing to lipid solvents were also observed. The diffraction spacings are given and the possible structure of the myelin unit is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-141
Number of pages8
JournalDiscussions of the Faraday Society
Volume6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1949

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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