D D Samulack

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(1) The fine details of the motor organization of the forelimb, face, and tongue representation of the baboon (Papio h. anubis) primary motor cortex were studied in four adult animals, using intracortical microstimulation (ICMS). (2) A total of 293 electrode penetrations were made. ICMS was delivered to 10,052 sites, and of these, 6,186 sites were verified(More)
Recent advances in clinical transplantation surgery suggest that hand transplantation is no longer an unrealistic expectation. However, two questions must be answered. Can composite tissue transplants survive in a primate species? Does the required neural reinnervation occur under immunosuppression? Four hand transplants and seven neurovascular free flap(More)
Histological evidence is presented documenting the reinnervation of sensory mechanoreceptors across major histocompatibility barriers in allografted primate (baboon) skin. Meissner and pacinian corpuscles, as well as hair follicles, showed a spectrum of reinnervation by host axons. Our light and electron microscopic evidence to date has suggested that(More)
Two experimental models for tissue transplantation between unrelated individuals of a primate species have been designed to study survival and reinnervation. The first is a neurovascular free flap consisting of the entire soft tissue coverage of the index finger. The second is an entire hand transplant through the distal forearm. Ongoing studies show that(More)
Intracortical microstimulation (ICMS) was used to map the primary motor cortex of four adult female baboons, anesthetized with a mixture of halothane and nitrous oxide and supplemented with sodium pentobarbital. The sequence of observed muscle contractions in response to ICMS provided evidence of an orderly mototopic representation of the tongue, face,(More)
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