The nervous system is the body’s command center that uses specialized cells to control our movements, thoughts and automatic responses to everything around us. Neuron and nerve are two important components of the nervous system. The neuron is the functional unit of the nervous system responsible for generating nerve impulses in the form of chemical and electrical signals, while the nerve is a bundle of neurons that provides the environment for the conduction of nerve impulses. Knowledge of the mechanisms that regulate neurons is crucial to unraveling the causes of neurodegeneration and developing strategies to promote neuroregeneration. In our third collection, NEURO, we created patterns based on images of mouse nerve cells. The patterns are stylized representations of longitudinal and transverse sections of a sciatic nerve, vital for motor and sensory functions in the mouse, as well as the dorsal root ganglion, involved in transmitting neuronal signals from the peripheral nervous system to the brain.
Actin rings of the mouse dorsal root ganglion neurone, essential for the maintenance and regeneration of nerve cells
Mouse dorsal root ganglion neurone, involved in the transmission of neuronal signals from the peripheral nervous system to the brain.
Cross-section of a mouse sciatic nerve, vital for the motor and sensory functions of the lower limbs.
Longitudinal section of a mouse sciatic nerve, vital for the motor and sensory functions of the lower limbs.
* Source: Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S) – Nerve Regeneration Group
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