[ myelin, myelin sheath, white matter ]
An insulating sheath around the axon of may nerve cells. It functions as an electrically insulating layer which increases the speed at which impulses are conducted.
Myelin is the “white matter” of the brain comprising of about 70% cholesterol. [ Lecithin, Phosphatidylcholine ] Not to be confused with Lectin. Any of a group of amphiphilic fatty substances found in animal tissues, egg yolk, and some plants. Lecithins are usually phospholipids, consisting of phosphoric acid with choline, glycerol or other More and [ Docosahexaenoic acid, DHA, cervonic acid ] A polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) of the omega-3 class. In humans is considered essential. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an important structural component of the human brain, cerebral cortex, skin, sperm, testicles and retina. More are important constituents of myelin.