D B Henken

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In a previous study we described two distinct neuronal phenotypes in rat dorsal root ganglia based on immunocytochemical assays for the neuronal intermediate filament proteins, peripherin and low-molecular-weight neurofilaments [Goldstein M. E. et al. (1991) J. Neurosci. Res. 30, 92-104]. In this paper we have extended this classification by using in situ(More)
This research examines changes that occur in neurons during corneal herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) infection and focuses on the nerve growth associated protein GAP-43. Cornea and trigeminal ganglion (TG) of New Zealand white rabbits were examined after inoculation of the McKrae and 17 Syn+ strains of HSV-1 to the cornea. Rabbit tissues were taken during(More)
Tritiated thymidine ([3H]TdR) autoradiography revealed a correlation between the rate of cell proliferation of rod precursor cells in the outer nuclear layer (ONL) of the goldfish retina and the postoperative interval after crush of the optic nerve (ONC). Ten days after unilateral ONC there were more labeled nuclei in the ONL of the nerve-crushed retina(More)
In situ hybridization histochemistry was used to identify neurons in rat dorsal root ganglia that contained mRNAs encoding beta-preprotachykinin and preprosomatostatin. The distribution of these neurons was compared with the distribution of neurons containing tachykinins or somatostatin, identified using immunocytochemical techniques. Neurons labelled for(More)
In animal models, spread of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) from epithelial replication sites to the peripheral and central nervous system is known from analysis of individually dissected tissues. To examine virus spread in undissociated tissues, corneas of adult mice were inoculated with HSV-1. After 1 to 13 days groups of mice were perfused with(More)
The changes in gene expression and protein synthesis induced in neurons by axotomy usually lead to increased production of axon constituents and decreased production of molecules related to neurotransmission. Exceptions to this generalization occur, however, and it is unclear whether the injury itself changes the pattern of synthesis or whether individual(More)
We examined the effects of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection on host neuropeptide content in mouse dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons following unilateral hind footpad inoculation. At selected survival times following infection, adjacent tissue sections of decalcified spine containing the paired 4th and 5th lumbar DRGs were immunoreacted to(More)
Tectal ablation in neonatal rats leads to retrograde degeneration of retinal ganglion cells whereas similar damage in adults does not. We show here that the behavioral effects are comparably different. When rats with neonatal tectal ablation are tested as adults they are impaired in learning a discrimination between vertical and horizontal stripes and their(More)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is neurotropic and when inoculated on the mouse footpad is retrogradely transported to the associated dorsal root ganglia (DRG), where infection is established. Previous observations suggest that, after HSV infection, sensory ganglion neurons may mount a sprouting response. In our HSV-infected DRG model, we investigate this issue(More)
We have examined the effects of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection on neuron numbers in mouse dorsal root ganglia (DRG) following unilateral hind footpad inoculation. One month following HSV-2 strain MS inoculation, tissue sections of decalcified spine containing the paired 4th and 5th lumbar DRGs were stained with cresyl violet. Neuronal(More)