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GENE - TERM ANNOTATION REPORT

RGD ID: 735035
Species: Rattus norvegicus
RGD Object: Gene
Symbol: Lgi4
Name: leucine-rich repeat LGI family, member 4
Acc ID: GO:0042552
Term: myelination
Definition: The process in which myelin sheaths are formed and maintained around neurons. Oligodendrocytes in the brain and spinal cord and Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system wrap axons with compact layers of their plasma membrane. Adjacent myelin segments are separated by a non-myelinated stretch of axon called a node of Ranvier.
Definition Source(s): GOC:dgh, GOC:mah
Note: Use of the qualifier "multiple interactions" designates that the annotated interaction is comprised of a complex set of reactions and/or regulatory events, possibly involving additional chemicals and/or gene products.
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