Carolyn W.-H. Wu

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We examined the terminations of sensory afferents in the brainstem and spinal cord of squirrel monkeys and prosimian galagos 4-8 years after a therapeutic forelimb or hindlimb amputation within 2 months of birth. In each animal, the distributions of labeled sensory afferent terminations from remaining body parts proximal to the limb stump were much more(More)
Primates with long-standing therapeutic amputations of a limb at a young age were used to investigate the possibility that deefferented motor nerves sprout to new muscle targets. Injections of anatomical tracers into the muscles proximal to the amputated stump labeled a larger extent of motoneurons than matched injections on the intact side or in normal(More)
Traditional studies of neuroanatomical connections require injection of tracer compounds into living brains, then histology of the postmortem tissue. Here, we describe and validate a compound that reveals neuronal connections in vivo, using MRI. The classic anatomical tracer CTB (cholera-toxin subunit-B) was conjugated with a gadolinium-chelate to form(More)
Electrical stimulation of the rat forepaw and hindpaw was employed to study the spatial distribution of BOLD fMRI. Averaging of multiple fMRI sessions significantly improved the spatial stability of the BOLD signal and enabled quantitative determination of the boundaries of the BOLD fMRI maps. The averaged BOLD fMRI signal was distributed unevenly over the(More)
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