Peripheral nerve regeneration through optic nerve grafts

@article{Anderson1989PeripheralNR,
  title={Peripheral nerve regeneration through optic nerve grafts},
  author={Patrick Anderson and P. Woodham and Mark Turmaine},
  journal={Acta Neuropathologica},
  year={1989},
  volume={77},
  pages={525-534}
}
Grafts of optic nerve were placed end-toend with the proximal stumps of severed common peroneal nerves in inbred mice. It was found that fraying the proximal end of adult optic nerve grafts to disrupt the glia limitans increased their chances of being penetrated by regenerating peripheral nerve fibres. Suturing grafts to the proximal stump also enhanced their penetration by axons. The maximum distance to which the axons grew through the CNS tissue remained about 1.5 mm from 2–12 weeks after… CONTINUE READING
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