Rat whisker movement after facial nerve lesion: evidence for autonomic contraction of skeletal muscle.

Abstract

Vibrissal whisking is often employed to track facial nerve regeneration in rats; however, we have observed similar degrees of whisking recovery after facial nerve transection with or without repair. We hypothesized that the source of non-facial nerve-mediated whisker movement after chronic denervation was from autonomic, cholinergic axons traveling within… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.01.038

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@article{Heaton2014RatWM, title={Rat whisker movement after facial nerve lesion: evidence for autonomic contraction of skeletal muscle.}, author={James T. Heaton and Shu Hsien Sheu and Marc H Hohman and Christopher J. H. Knox and Julie S Weinberg and Ingrid J. Kleiss and Tessa A. Hadlock}, journal={Neuroscience}, year={2014}, volume={265}, pages={9-20} }