Elemental composition and water content of rat optic nerve myelinated axons and glial cells: effects of in vitro anoxia and reoxygenation.

Electron probe x-ray microanalysis was used to measure water content and concentrations (mmol/kg dry weight) of elements (Na, P, S, Cl, K, Ca, and Mg) in myelinated axons and glial cells of rat optic nerve exposed to in vitro anoxia and reoxygenation. In response to anoxia, large, medium, and small diameter fibers exhibited an early (5 min) and progressive… CONTINUE READING