Poor growth of Mammalian motor and sensory axons into intact proximal nerve stumps.

@article{Brown1991PoorGO,
  title={Poor growth of Mammalian motor and sensory axons into intact proximal nerve stumps.},
  author={M C Brown and E R Lunn and V Hugh Perry},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={1991},
  volume={3 12},
  pages={1366-9}
}
Wallerian degeneration is very slow in the mouse strain now known as C57BL/Ola. Sensory axon regrowth following peripheral nerve lesions is very poor in these animals but motor axons succeed in reinnervating the distal nerve stump even while the majority of severed axons are still intact (Lunn et al., Eur. J. Neurosci., 1, 27 - 33, 1989). To see if motor axons could grow into a completely undegenerated portion of nerve, the proximal stumps of the peroneal and tibial nerves were sutured together… CONTINUE READING