Lanthanum penetration in crayfish nervous system: observations on intact and 'desheathed' preparations.


Central neural connectives and peripheral nerves from the crayfish Procambarus clarkii were incubated in 5 mM lanthanum solutions in physiological saline, for periods from 15 min to 2 h. The tracer only rarely reaches the axon surfaces in the perineurium-ensheathed connectives, penetrating the elaborate perineurial layer slowly. In peripheral nerves, on the… (More)