Functional properties and nodal spacing of myelinated fibers in developing rat mental and sural nerves.

@article{Bowe1994FunctionalPA,
  title={Functional properties and nodal spacing of myelinated fibers in developing rat mental and sural nerves.},
  author={Constance M Bowe and Catja Johansson and Claes Hildebrand and Nicola H Evans},
  journal={Brain research. Developmental brain research},
  year={1994},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={186-94}
}
While the postnatal length growth of the largest internodes in the rat sural nerve (SN) is proportional to nerve elongation, in the developing inferior alveolar nerve (IAN), early postnatal myelin sheath remodelling allows internodal lengthening to exceed the growth rate of the whole nerve. To assess the functional consequences of ongoing myelin sheath remodelling in a developing nerve, we examined the physiological properties of the mental nerve (MN), a cutaneous IAN branch and the SN during… CONTINUE READING