Kirsty J Dixon

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Correct neural function depends on precisely organized connectivity, which is refined from broader projections through synaptic/collateral elimination. In the rat, olivocerebellar topography is refined by regression of multiple climbing fiber (CF) innervation of Purkinje cells (PC) during the first two postnatal weeks. The molecules that initiate this(More)
In the adult mammalian central nervous system, reinnervation and recovery from trauma is limited. During development, however, post-lesion plasticity may generate alternate paths providing models to investigate factors that promote reinnervation to appropriate targets. Following unilateral transection of the neonatal rat olivocerebellar pathway, axons from(More)
In the adult mammalian central nervous system, reinnervation and recovery from trauma are limited. During development, however, post-lesion plasticity may generate alternate paths providing models to investigate reinnervation and repair. Sometimes, these paths are maladaptive, although the relationship between dysfunction and anatomical abnormality remains(More)
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