Reinnervation of murine muscle following fetal sciatic nerve transection.


A technique is reported that permits transection of the sciatic nerve of mouse fetuses without interfering with fetal viability. Sciaticotomy was performed on Swiss Webster mice at day 17 of gestation; the contralateral side served as control. Six weeks later the extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles on both sides were injected with horseradish peroxidase… (More)