Research on Schwann Cells
The study of Schwann cells in vitro is made possible by obtaining large numbers of isolated cells by Schwann cell culture.
One way we study Schwann cell function is by confocal microscopy of living cells in culture stained with vital fluorescent dyes. A feature of these cells observed in the confocal is that they have many small projections that may be involved in cell-cell communication. A sample false-coloured confocal image is available.