Streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus causes changes in primary sensory neuronal cytoskeletal mRNA levels that mimic those caused by axotomy.


Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) sensory neurons are particularly vulnerable to diabetes mellitus. There is evidence that the disease decreases both circulating and retrogradely transported neurotrophic factors that are essential to the normal maintenance and function of these cells. A substantive loss of trophic support should cause DRG neurons to respond as… (More)


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