Dendritic plasticity in the early postnatal feline retina: quantitative characteristics and sensitive period.


Retinal lesions were made in kittens between 3 and 60 days postnatal age and in adult cats. After postlesion survival times ranging from 4 to 11 months the dendritic morphology of retinal ganglion cells was revealed by retrograde labeling with horseradish peroxidase or with neurofibrillar staining techniques. After retinal lesions on the third postnatal day… (More)


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