Håkan Aldskogius

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Axon injury rapidly activates microglial and astroglial cells close to the axotomized neurons. Following motor axon injury, astrocytes upregulate within hour(s) the gap junction protein connexin-43, and within one day glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). Concomitantly, microglial cells proliferate and migrate towards the axotomized neuron perikarya.(More)
The innervation of the intervibrissal fur in the mystacial pad of the rat and mouse was examined by immunofluorescence with a wide variety of antibodies for neuronal related structural proteins, enzymes, and peptides as well as for lectin binding histofluorescence with Griffonia simplicifolia (GSA). Anti-protein gene product 9.5 (PGP) immunofluorescence(More)
The impact of null mutations of the genes for the NGF family of neurotrophins and their receptors was examined among the wide variety of medium to large caliber myelinated mechanoreceptors which have a highly specific predictable organization in the mystacial pad of mice. Immunofluorescence with anti-protein gene product 9.5, anti-200-kDa neurofilament(More)
The innervation of the vibrissal follicle sinus complexes (FSCs) in the mystacial pad of the rat was examined by lectin binding histofluorescence with the B subunit of Griffonia simplicifolia (GSA) and by immunofluorescence with a wide variety of antibodies for neuronal related structural proteins, enzymes, and peptides. Only anti-protein gene product 9.5(More)
Expression of mRNAs for the protein tyrosine kinases trk, trkB and trkC, encoding essential components of high-affinity neurotrophin receptors, was studied in the spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion during normal development and in the adult rat following peripheral and central axon injury. Northern blots revealed multiple trkB transcripts in the(More)
We review three principally different forms of injury-induced synaptic alterations. (1) Displacement of presynaptic terminals from perikarya and dendrites of axotomized neurons, (2) central changes in primary afferent terminals of peripherally axotomized sensory ganglion cells, and (3) anterograde Wallerian-type degeneration following interruption of(More)
The locations of lumbosacral spinocerebellar neurons were examined by two anatomical methods in kittens. In one group of animals chromatolytic changes were provoked by cerebellar lesions. In another group horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was injected into the cerebellum. Projection laterality was investigated by making unilateral spinal lesions prior to the(More)
The anterograde transport of wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase conjugate was used to study the normal distribution of sensory nerve axons in the plantar skin of the rat hindlimb and at various times after chronic sciatic nerve injury in adult and neonatal rats. In adults, thin saphenous nerve axons were found in a small area laterally to the(More)
The number of GABA-like immunoreactive (LI) cells in lamina I-III of the rat spinal cord was significantly decreased bilaterally 48-72 h after photochemical induction of transient spinal cord ischemia compared to sham-operated controls. No significant changes in the number of GABA-LI cells were observed at cervical level. The number of GABA-LI cells was(More)
We have examined the glial cell response, the possible expression of compounds associated with the complement cascade, including the putative complement inhibitor clusterin, and their cellular association during Wallerian degeneration in the central nervous system. Examination of the proliferation pattern revealed an overall greater mitotic activity after(More)