Commissural fibers may guide cholinergic neuronal migration in developing rat cervical spinal cord.


The present investigation examines the role of intercellular relationships in the guidance of neuronal migration in embryonic rat cervical spinal cord. A "U-shaped" group of cholinergic neurons, was first detected on embryonic days (E) 15.5-16 surrounding the ventral proliferative zone. At these stages, no cholinergic cells were observed in the dorsal… (More)