Structural abnormalities in freeze-fractured sciatic nerve fibres of diabetic mice.


Nodal and paranodal regions of myelinated sciatic nerve fibres from diabetic (db/db) mice were examined in freeze fracture replicas. In some fibres, the axolemma was found to display abnormalities in the paranodal region. These include shallow, undifferentiated junctional indentations, thinning of the indentations with widening of the non-junctional grooves… (More)