Pathway sampling by regenerating peripheral axons.

@article{Witzel2005PathwaySB,
  title={Pathway sampling by regenerating peripheral axons.},
  author={Christian Witzel and Charles Rohde and Thomas M Brushart},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={485 3},
  pages={183-90}
}
A century ago, Ramon y Cajal described the generalized response of regenerating peripheral axons to their environment. By using mice that express fluorescent proteins in their axons, we are now able to quantify the response of individual axons to nerve transection and repair. Sciatic nerves from nonexpressing mice were grafted into those expressing a yellow variant of green fluorescent protein, then examined at 5, 7, or 10 days after repair. Regeneration was found to be a staggered process… CONTINUE READING

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