Postnatal development of the rat corticospinal tract, with special reference to confocal laser scanning microscopy of growing axons

@article{Nagashima1994PostnatalDO,
  title={Postnatal development of the rat corticospinal tract, with special reference to confocal laser scanning microscopy of growing axons},
  author={Masabumi Nagashima},
  journal={Neuroscience Research},
  year={1994},
  volume={19},
  pages={81-92}
}
The corticospinal tract within the spinal cord of the neonatal rats, ranging from postnatal day 1 (P1) to P11, was investigated by using anterograde labeling with DiI optimized by confocal laser scanning microscopy. This method enabled us to observe a thick section containing a large population of the labeled axons and to acquire fine structure images with sufficient resolution. As advantages, novel views of diversity emerged in the developing axons and their collaterals. First, the individual… CONTINUE READING