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  Louis-Antoine Ranvier (www.whonamedit.com)
A node of Ranvier is a constriction in the myelin sheath that encases nerve fibres, occurring at more or less regular intervals along their length.
Ranvier made his lodgings there into a small histology laboratory, which in 1872 was annexed to Bernard's chair of experimental medicine and given official recognition as the Laboratoire d’Histologie of the École des Hautes Études.
Ranvier's dynamic way of approaching the study of microscopic anatomy made his laboratories a world centre for students of histology.
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In the case of the Node of Ranvier as an example, all of the electrical characteristics associated with this feature can be provided based on the circuit model, shown in frame A above, when the Activa, shown as a rectangle, is replace with its symbolic equivalent.
The Activa of a Node of Ranvier is operated in a switching mode.
By overlaying these theoretical curves and delays on the published data, it is possible to determine the value of the circuit elements associated with a Node of Ranvier.
www.4colorvision.com /neuron/ranvier.htm   (576 words)

 MS Cooling Foundation
In 1959 in the New England Journal of Medicine, Watson noted hypothermia’s effect in a number of MS patients and commented on the “apparent lack of awareness on the part of physicians of the beneficial effect of cold” (12).
Depolarizing currents, generated by the action potential, spread in advance and down the interior of the axon, exiting and exciting the axonal membrane at the next node of Ranvier.
Increasing temperature shortens the duration of the action potential and, as a result, less current is available to excite the node of Ranvier.
www.mscooling.org /unravelingthemechanism/hypothermiaarticle.html   (0 words)

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The artificial node consists of an insulated wire that is bared at one defined position.
The voltage at the nerve electrode is recorded and related to the position of the node relatively to the electrode.
Subsequently, the wire is moved until the bared part is positioned at the next (virtual) node of Ranvier, the voltage at the neural electrode is recorded again, and so on.
www.medphys.ucl.ac.uk /teaching/undergrad/Ranvier_project_2003.htm   (863 words)

 Basic Sensory Receptor Physiology
Node of Ranvier to threshold and causes it to start generating action potentials which propagate toward the brain.
Node of Ranvier is serving as an Initial Segment.
Node of Ranvier 'gets out of' its absolute refractory period (which is quite short as refractory periods go) it generates another action potential.
www.unm.edu /~toolson/Receptor_Function_Handout.html   (1161 words)

 Neuroscience For Kids - saltatory conduction
The distance between these nodes is between 0.2 and 2 mm.
Action potentials traveling down the axon "jump" from node to node.
This is called saltatory conduction which means "to leap." Saltatory conduction is a faster way to travel down an axon than traveling in an axon without myelin.
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/salt.html   (107 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for node
Since the moon's orbit has an inclination of 5°9′ to the plane of the ecliptic, there are two nodes in the moon's orbit...
Lymph node biopsy specimens and diagnosis of cat-scratch disease.
Sentinel node biopsy is lauded for breast cancer: fewer side effects, false negatives were seen to occur in comparison with entire axillary lymph node dissection.(Women's Health)
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 University of Bristol - Bristol Neuroscience
Louis A. Ranvier was a French physician and pathologist working in the 19th century, famous for his discovery of myelin and the eponymous Nodes of Ranvier.
A Node of Ranvier is a constriction in the myelin sheath that encases nerve fibres, occurring at varying intervals along their length.
By limiting local circuits and causing the nerve impulse to 'jump' from one node to the next, the speed of conduction is increased many times over: from ~ 1.5 to 120 metres per second in mammals.
www.bris.ac.uk /neuroscience/the_node/caffeine/ranvier   (552 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Nodes
Some authors make a distinction between node and element, with an element being a given data type and a node comprising one or more elements as well as any supporting data structures (such as pointers).
In the grand network we are now assembling, the size of the nodes is collapsing while the quantity and quality of the connections are exploding.
The nodes around us—the nodes that we are—are not passive switches, but grow in strength and insight through their range of materials, the nature and novelty of their connections and mutual exchanges.
www.fusionanomaly.net /nodes.html   (0 words)

 node - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Anatomy A small mass or lump of body tissue that either occurs naturally, as in the case of lymph nodes, or is a result of disease.
Either of the two points on the celestial sphere at which the path of a revolving body, such as the Moon, a planet, or a comet, intersects the ecliptic.
Either of the two points at which the orbit of an artificial satellite intersects the equatorial plane of the planet it is orbiting.
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 Communication Along & Between Neurons
All along the axons of non-myelinated nerve axons and at the Nodes of myelinated axons are sodium channels of a different sort that are called sodium gates.
When the gates at one node fire, they produce electrical currents around that area which are great enough to cause the next node to be depolarized beyond its threshold voltage, thus passing on the voltage.
Nodes produce enough field effect so that there is about 5X the voltage needed to set off the next node (a 5X safety factor).
www.sonoma.edu /users/h/hanesda/b324/chap06.html   (2893 words)

 The Role of the Ankyrin-Binding Protein NrCAM in Node of Ranvier Formation -- Custer et al. 23 (31): 10032 -- Journal ...
nodes of Ranvier by the fusion of neighboring clusters (Dugandzija-Novakovic
Jenkins SM, Bennett V (2002) Developing nodes of Ranvier are defined by ankyrin-G clustering and are independent of paranodal axoglial adhesion.
Lambert S, Davis JQ, Bennett V (1997) Morphogenesis of the node of Ranvier: co-clusters of ankyrin and ankyrin-binding integral proteins define early developmental intermediates.
www.jneurosci.org /cgi/content/full/23/31/10032   (0 words)

 Stephen Lambert - Neuroscience - Faculty - Research - UMass Medical School
The nodes are 1um sized differentiated areas of the myelinated axonal membrane enriched in ion channels necessary for the formation of action potentials.
Studies on the morphogenesis of the node indicate a key role for this molecule in the formation of the node by theoretically forming a multivalent complex with both cell adhesion molecules and ion channels.
Davis, J.Q., Lambert, S., Bennett, V. (1996) Molecular composition of the node of Ranvier: identification of ankyrin-binding cell adhesion molecules neurofascin (mucin+/third FNIII domain-) and NrCAM at nodal axon segments.
www.umassmed.edu /neuroscience/faculty/lambert.cfm?start=0&   (481 words)

 Nodes of Ranvier form in association with ezrin-radixin-moesin (ERM)-positive Schwann cell processes -- ...
Nodes of Ranvier are the regularly spaced gaps between myelin segments where action potentials regenerate and propagate via
EBP50 and ezrin are concentrated in a collar of staining around the axolemma at the node of Ranvier, which is stained specifically with ankyrin antibodies; overlap of staining appears yellow in the merged images.
nodes of Ranvier in the cocultures is indicated by the arrows
www.pnas.org /cgi/content/full/98/3/1235   (4411 words)

 Matthew Rasband Faculty Member at the UConn Health Center Graduate School
In particular, Na+ channels are clustered in high densities at the node, and in mammals, the juxtaparanode is the exclusive domain of voltage-gated K+ channels.
Recent work suggest that the regulation of proteins localized at or near the node of Ranvier is dependent on myelin and specific neuroglial interactions.
Identify the function of the myelin sheath and paranode (as well as their molecular components) in regulating Na+ channel isoform expression at nodes of Ranvier by examining expression during development, during chronic and acute demyelination, and in mutant mice with altered myelination and paranodal structure.
grad.uchc.edu /phdfaculty/rasband.html   (826 words)

 NCMIR Research Highlights 2005 Ranvier
By creating a mouse model of the node of Ranvier, researchers hope to gain a better understanding of the structure-function relationship and achieve greater insight into such neurological disorders as multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Recent research has shown the nodes are complex structures with multiple ionic and metabolic compartments and contain junctions of varying classes, including tight, gap, adherens, and septate-like.
Because the nodes are so complex and large, it is difficult to image them in a single section using conventional electron microscopy methods.
ncmir.ucsd.edu /Research/Highlights/2005_Ranvier.htm   (342 words)

 Search Results for "node"
...wall of the right atrium of the heart, that receives heartbeat impulses from the sinoatrial node and directs them to the walls of the ventricles.
During infection, lymph nodes may become swollen with activated lymphocytes.
...Inflected forms: pl. nodes of Ranvier A constriction in the myelin sheath, occurring at varying intervals along the length of a nerve fiber.
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 node | | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
The Oxford Dictionary of English (formerly The New Oxford Dictionary of English, often abbreviated to NODE) is a single-volume English language dictionary first published in 1998 by the Oxford University Press.
Node is de Engelstalige term voor knoop of knooppunt.
De term komt vooral voor in wiskunde, techniek en informatica.node (netwerk), een apparaat dat met een computernetwerk is verbonden, bijvoorbeeld een computer of routernode (datastructuur), een basisbouwblok van diverse datastructuren, zoals gelinkte lijsten of bomennode, een knoop van een graaf
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 Brain limits
Propagation of a nerve impulse in a myelinated axon is from one node of Ranvier to the next, jumping over the insulated portion.
The internodal region is about 1,000 microns in length, 500 times longer than the 2 micron node, but because of the myelin sheath its capacitance is about 250 times lower per square micron [5, page 180; 7, page 126] or only twice that of the node.
To translate Ranvier ops (1-millimeter jumps) into synapse operations we must know the average distance between synapses, which is not normally given in neuroscience texts.
www.merkle.com /brainLimits.html   (0 words)

 The Action Potential
These interruptions are called "Nodes of Ranvier", and are the sole places where ion transfer takes place.
This causes a local "current" to flow, but this current is not part of a complete circuit: the ions which enter the node do not reach the next node and travel all the way back to the first node.
The increased positive ion concentration inside the node does increase the membrane potential at both neighboring nodes (with very minute effects further down the axon on both sides).
www.rwc.uc.edu /koehler/biophys/4d.html   (1190 words)

 Laboratory 8: Peripheral Nervous System
Describe the structural relationships between the axon, myelin sheath, node of Ranvier, Schmidt-Lantermann clefts, and the Schwann cell.
Distinguish the endoneurium, perineurium and epineurium of a peripheral nerve.
These nodes are interuptions of the myelin sheath due to gaps between adjacent Schwann cells.
medinfo.ufl.edu /year1/histo/review/lab08.html   (1002 words)

 The Role of the Ankyrin-Binding Protein NrCAM in Node of Ranvier Formation -- Custer et al. 23 (31): 10032 -- Journal ...
The Role of the Ankyrin-Binding Protein NrCAM in Node of Ranvier Formation -- Custer et al.
schemes in which the loci of nodes are fixed in advance by the
Nodes of Ranvier and axon initial segments are ankyrin G-dependent domains that assemble by distinct mechanisms
www.jneurosci.org /cgi/content/short/23/31/10032   (0 words)

 College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry - Circuit Analysis
The neuron then increases its internal potential, setting off a chain of events which is repeated for each Node of Ranvier as the nerve impulse "jumps" down the axon.
Each Node of Ranvier functions as a leaky capacitor: during the rise of the action potential, it stores positive charge inside the cell, while the passive ion channels allow some charge to leak out.
Since the resistivity of the interior of the cell is large compared to metallic conductors, the interior of the cell between nodes acts as a resistor.
www.rwc.uc.edu /koehler/biophys.2ed/kirchhoff.html   (2101 words)

 Pathalogy in CIDP
Nerve impulses move quickly by jumping from node to node.
When portions of the myelin sheath are destroyed, the message must travel via the axon which is less efficient and slower as compared to the jumping currents of salutatory conduction.
Demyelination of a nerve segment (solid arrow) between the two nodes of Ranvier (arrow heads).
www.cidpusa.org /details.html   (1508 words)

 "The Chemical Synapse," by Therial L. Bynum, M.D.
Once the axon has reached its threshold of excitation, an action potential will be propogated at a rate that is proportional to the diameter of the axon, and that is further accelerated by the presence of the Glial Myelin Sheaths, which restrict the active conducting points to the
Nodes of Ranvier, are the only sites on the myelinated axons at which the axonal membrane is directly exposed to the extracellular fluid, and hence are the only sites at which transmembrane ionic flows can take place.
Therefore, instead of the action potential propogating from minutely contiguous sites of the membrane, the action potential in the myelinated axon leaps from node to node.
www.hypnosisforyou.com /neuron_2.html   (501 words)

The sheath is made up of cells called "Schwann cells." The plasma membrane of these cells is enlarged and wraps around the axon many times.
Between each Schwann cell, there is a gap called the "node of Ranvier." An impulse is able to jump from node to node, making the signal travel down the myelinated axon much faster.
The junction of one neuron's axon with another neuron's dendrite is called the "synapse," and is where the cells are able to communicate with each other.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1562&articleid=2982   (624 words)

 Threshold fluctuations in an N sodium channel model of the node of Ranvier. -- Rubinstein 68 (3): 779 -- Biophysical ...
Threshold fluctuations in an N sodium channel model of the node of Ranvier.
kinetics are applied to an N sodium channel model of a node
node of Ranvier are sufficient to account for the macroscopic
www.biophysj.org /cgi/content/abstract/68/3/779   (0 words)

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