Locomotor recovery in spinal-transected lamprey: role of functional regeneration of descending axons from brainstem locomotor command neurons.

@article{McClellan1990LocomotorRI,
  title={Locomotor recovery in spinal-transected lamprey: role of functional regeneration of descending axons from brainstem locomotor command neurons.},
  author={Andrew D. McClellan},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={1990},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={781-98}
}
In spinal-transected lampreys, locomotor function is restored within a few weeks, and a number of mechanisms could potentially contribute to behavioral recovery. The present study examines the contribution of functional regeneration of descending axons from brainstem locomotor "command" centers to behavioral recovery using both whole animal and in vitro preparations. Under in vitro conditions activation of brainstem locomotor centers could elicit locomotor patterns below a healed transection of… CONTINUE READING

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