From The Labs

The Most Viewed Image of the Month in 2020

Happy 2021 to everyone! We begin the new year with the most viewed Image of the Month of 2020.

Posted on May, the ‘Transverse view of the sciatic nerve’ placed on top. Check out the original post.


This transverse view of a rat sciatic nerve shows that Acox1(green), an enzyme involved in lipid breakdown in the brain, is present in Schwann cells (S100, red) that are producing the myelin sheath around neuronal axons, but not in the axons they wrap themselves around. Mutations in the AKOX1 gene lead to neurodegenerative condition, like Mitchell disease. Image Courtesy of the Bellen lab/Neuron, March 2020.


Read all about this work in the journal Neuron and in From the Labs.

Dr. Hugo Bellen



Dr. Hugo Bellen is a professor at Baylor College of Medicine, an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a member of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital.






By Ana María Rodríguez, Ph.D.


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