Effects of dorsal root transection on morphology and chemical composition of degenerating nerve fibers and reactive astrocytes in the dorsal funiculus.

@article{Wrblewski2000EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dorsal root transection on morphology and chemical composition of degenerating nerve fibers and reactive astrocytes in the dorsal funiculus.},
  author={Romuald Wr{\'o}blewski and Godfried M. Roomans and Elena Nickolaevna Kozlova},
  journal={Experimental neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={164 1},
  pages={236-45}
}
The morphology and chemical (elemental) composition of the dorsal funiculus of the rat spinal cord were examined 1 and 7 days after unilateral transection (rhizotomy) of the L4 and L5 dorsal roots, using light and electron microscopy as well as X-ray microanalysis. Changes were observed only in the dorsal funiculus on the side of injury and included disintegration of the axonal cytoskeleton, enlargement of axonal mitochondria, and widening of the myelin lamellae of the injured axons. X-ray… CONTINUE READING