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Neurites of superior cervical ganglion neurons from embryonic, perinatal, and adult rats extended at different rates when placed in tissue culture on similar collagen substrata. Using high resolution cinematography and a time-lapse video recording system, we concluded that these differences arise from variations in individual growth cone behavior. Growth(More)
Sympathetic neurons regenerating in culture were studied in order to gain further insight into the intracellular distribution and phosphorylation of GAP-43, a protein that has been suggested to have a role in axonal outgrowth and neuronal plasticity (Willard et al., 1987). Superior cervical ganglion neurons from embryonic rats were highly reactive with a(More)
Many types of glial-neuronal interactions occur during the development of the nervous system. To determine how such interactions might affect the development of autonomic ganglia, we compared the morphology of embryonic rat sympathetic neurons grown in the absence and in the presence of ganglionic nonneuronal cells in serum-free medium. Dye injections,(More)
To determine the relationship between growth cone structure and motility, we compared the neurite extension rate, the form of individual growth cones, and the organization of f-actin in embryonic (E21) and postnatal (P30) sympathetic neurons in culture. Neurites extended faster on laminin than on collagen, but the P30 nerites were less than half as long as(More)
Anaplasma marginale-infected erythrocytes were examined for the presence of maturation, isolate-restricted, and isolate-common antigens by indirect immunofluorescence with monoclonal antibodies. A panel of 18 monoclonal antibodies was used; none of the antibodies reacted with Anaplasma ovis, Babesia bigemina, babesia bovis, Trypanosoma brucei, Trypanosoma(More)
Long term (2- to 3-week) cultures of superior cervical ganglia (SCG) were established from rats and rat embryos ranging in age from 15 days of gestation (E15) to 279 days postnatal (P279). Cultures were grown on a collagen substratum and fed a serum-containing medium with added nerve growth factor. Radial outgrowth of neurites was measured as a function of(More)
The extension of filopodia from growth cones of regenerating neurites from rat superior cervical ganglion neurons in tissue culture was studied. Cultures were grown on a thin layer of fibrous collagen and maintained in a medium containing serum and nerve growth factor. Time-lapse cinematography and computer-assisted morphometry were used to observe and(More)
Under certain culture conditions, neonatal rat superior cervical ganglion neurons display not only a number of expected adrenergic characteristics but, paradoxically, also certain cholinergic functions such as the development of hexamethonium-sensitive synaptic contacts and accumulation of choline acetyltransferase (ChAc). The purpose of this study was to(More)