Stability of frog motor nerve terminals in the absence of target muscle fibers.

@article{Dunaevsky1998StabilityOF,
  title={Stability of frog motor nerve terminals in the absence of target muscle fibers.},
  author={Anna Dunaevsky and Elizabeth A. Connor},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={194 1},
  pages={61-71}
}
Using repeated in vivo imaging, we addressed the role of target muscle fibers in the maintenance of frog motor nerve terminals at synaptic sites. Target-deprived nerve terminals were generated by selective and permanent removal of muscle fibers without damage to the innervation. Individual nerve terminals, stained with the dye FM1-43, were imaged before and again during the subsequent 1-9 months of target deprivation and the stability of the nerve terminal arbors over time was determined… CONTINUE READING