Maria del Mar Romero-Alemán

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This study examines in detail the sequences of morphological differentiation and deduces mode of migration into specific layers of all types of neurons present in the optic tectum of the lizard Gallotia galloti. It complements previous similar work on tectal histogenesis in the chick. It was found that the neuronal population diversity in the lizard tectum(More)
It is currently unclear whether retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axon regeneration depends on down-regulation of axon growth-inhibitory proteins, and to what extent outgrowth-promoting substrates contribute to RGC axon regeneration in reptiles. We performed an immunohistochemical study of the regulation of the axon growth-inhibiting extracellular matrix(More)
Using anterograde tracing with HRP and antibodies (ABs) against neurofilaments, we show that regrowth of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons in the lizard Gallotia galloti commences only 2 months after optic nerve transection (ONS) and continues over at least 9 months. This is unusually long when compared to RGC axon regeneration in fish or amphibians.(More)
Spontaneous regrowth of the axons of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) occurs after unilateral optic nerve transection (ONT) in the lizard Gallotia galloti. We have performed an immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study of the conus papillaris (CP) of this lizard during ontogeny and after ONT in order to characterize its cell subpopulations, innervation and(More)
We studied the myelination of the visual pathway during the ontogeny of the lizard Gallotia galloti using immunohistochemical methods to stain the myelin basic protein (MBP) and proteolipid protein (PLP/DM20), and electron microscopy. The staining pattern for the PLP/DM20 and MBP overlapped during the lizard ontogeny and was first observed at E39 in cell(More)
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