Neuroanatomical technique for studying long axonal projections in the central nervous system: combined axonal staining and pre-labeling in parasagittal gerbil brain slices.

@article{Kuwabara2012NeuroanatomicalTF,
  title={Neuroanatomical technique for studying long axonal projections in the central nervous system: combined axonal staining and pre-labeling in parasagittal gerbil brain slices.},
  author={Nobuyuki Kuwabara},
  journal={Biotechnic & histochemistry : official publication of the Biological Stain Commission},
  year={2012},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={413-22}
}
A method is described for studying the morphological features of extensive axonal projections within the central nervous system of the gerbil, Meriones anguiculatus. Potentially long descending axonal projections between the auditory thalamus and lower brainstem were used as a model. The inferior colliculus (IC) in the tectum was injected in vivo with a fluorescent retrograde tracer, Fluoro-Gold, to label cells in the medial geniculate body (MGB) that had descending projections to the IC, and… CONTINUE READING