Glial cells are increased proportionally in transgenic optic nerves with increased numbers of axons.

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To study how an increase in axon number influences the number of glial cells in the mammalian optic nerve, we have analyzed a previously described transgenic mouse that expresses the human bcl-2 gene from a neuron-specific enolase promoter. In these mice, the normal postnatal loss of retinal ganglion cell axons is greatly decreased and, as a consequence… (More)

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@article{Burne1996GlialCA, title={Glial cells are increased proportionally in transgenic optic nerves with increased numbers of axons.}, author={Julia F. Burne and Julie K. Staple and Marcela Raff}, journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience}, year={1996}, volume={16 6}, pages={2064-73} }