nwinkelmannThis really helped me, at least the pictures did. Here's my interpretation of the pictures in not super scientific terms: capacitance is like the "capaciy" to keep ions close to the membrane. Myelin puts a barrier between the ions in the conductive environment (ECF or ICF) and the nerve membrane. The higher the capacitance, the closer the ions are to the membrane, so it's like the charge effect is "more potent" so harder to change the membrane potentia, whereas if the ions are farther from the membrane, the charge effect is "less potent" so easier to change the membrane potential and thus easier to depolarize. Thus, with myelin, there is decreased capacity of the ions to be close to the membrane, so in demyelinating conditions, the ions can be really close to the membrane, i.e. higher capacitance.+42019-07-08T05:28:03Z
littletreetrunkI think this makes total sense, but how does it not ALSO stop fast axonal transport?+22019-06-15T00:06:01Z
lamininaxonal transport is transport of organelles bidirectionally along the axon in the cytoplasm since myelin is on the outside of the axon demyelination doesn't affect this process.
"Axonal transport, also called axoplasmic transport or axoplasmic flow, is a cellular process responsible for movement of mitochondria, lipids, synaptic vesicles, proteins, and other cell parts to and from a neuron's cell body, through the cytoplasm of its axon."+12019-06-15T21:13:22Z
yotsubatoaxonal transport is mediated by kinesin and dynein. Microtubule toxins like vincristine block these+22019-06-16T13:56:58Z