Plastic changes of synapses and excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in facial nucleus following facial-facial anastomosis

@article{Chen2008PlasticCO,
  title={Plastic changes of synapses and excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in facial nucleus following facial-facial anastomosis},
  author={Pei Chen and Jun Song and Linghui Luo and Shusheng Gong},
  journal={Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology [Medical Sciences]},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={714-718}
}
SummaryThe remodeling process of synapses and neurotransmitter receptors of facial nucleus were observed. Models were set up by facial-facial anastomosis in rat. At post-surgery day (PSD) 0, 7, 21 and 60, synaptophysin (p38), NMDA receptor subunit 2A and AMPA receptor subunit 2 (GluR2) were observed by immunohistochemical method and semi-quantitative RT-PCR, respectively. Meanwhile, the synaptic structure of the facial motorneurons was observed under a transmission electron microscope (TEM… CONTINUE READING