Wim A. Smit

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In anamniote vertebrates the central region of the spinal cord has been implicated in its regeneration. This is a complex region and so as a first step in understanding its possible regenerative role we have examined the organization of the cells that contact the lumen of the spinal cord in two teleost fishes, eel and trout, using immunohistochemical(More)
As the target musculature they innervate grows throughout life, certain segmental motoneurons from the spinal cord of Anguilla, readily identified on the basis of their form and position, also increase in size. In doing so, they present a steadily increasing target to the spinal and supraspinal neurons that innervate them. How the afferent neurons respond(More)
Estimates of the numbers of spinal motoneurones in relation to growth in the eel, Anguilla, were made by counting the axons contained within the ventral roots. Motoneuronal size was determined as the surface area of cell somata labelled retrogradely from applications of tracer (horseradish peroxidase, cobalt lysine) to the musculature or spinal nerves. The(More)
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