Outgrowth of the pyramidal tract in the rat cervical spinal cord: growth cone ultrastructure and guidance.

@article{Gorgels1991OutgrowthOT,
  title={Outgrowth of the pyramidal tract in the rat cervical spinal cord: growth cone ultrastructure and guidance.},
  author={T G Gorgels},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1991},
  volume={306 1},
  pages={
          95-116
        }
}
  • T G Gorgels
  • Published in
    The Journal of comparative…
    1991
  • Biology, Medicine
  • In order to examine the mode of outgrowth of the pyramidal tract in the rat, the ultrastructure of its pathway in the dorsal funiculus of the spinal cord was analysed. The analysis was performed by means of serial sections of the third cervical segment before and during the arrival of pyramidal tract axons, and focussed on the morphology and microenvironment of the growth cones. Growth cones appear as elongated terminal enlargements without side branches. Two zones could be discerned: the… CONTINUE READING

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