Glial influence on nerve fiber formation from rat ventral mesencephalic organotypic tissue cultures.

@article{Berglf2007GlialIO,
  title={Glial influence on nerve fiber formation from rat ventral mesencephalic organotypic tissue cultures.},
  author={Elisabet Bergl{\"o}f and Sara af Bjerk{\'e}n and Ingrid Str{\"o}mberg},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={501 3},
  pages={431-42}
}
Rat fetal ventral mesencephalic organotypic cultures have demonstrated two morphologically different dopamine nerve fiber growth patterns, in which the initial nerve fibers are formed in the absence of astrocytes and the second wave is guided by astrocytes. In this study, the presence of subpopulations of dopamine neurons, other neuronal populations, and glial cells was determined. We used "roller-drum" organotypic cultures, and the results revealed that beta-tubulin-positive/tyrosine… CONTINUE READING