Fast axonal transport in motor nerve regeneration.

  title={Fast axonal transport in motor nerve regeneration.},
  author={John Wesley Griffin and Daniel B. Drachman and Donald L. Price},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  volume={7 4},
This report describes the fast transport of [3H]-leucine-labeled proteins in regenerating rat sciatic motor nerves. A normal rate of fast transport (383 +/- 33 mm/day) was present in the regenerating sprouts, as well as in the central stumps. The rapidly transported proteins passed the level of axotomy without impediment, and accumulated in the endings of the regenerating sprouts, as shown by electron microscope autoradiography. In addition, transported proteins accumulated in terminal neuromas… CONTINUE READING