The cytoskeletons of isolated, neuronal growth cones.

  title={The cytoskeletons of isolated, neuronal growth cones.},
  author={Phillip R. Gordon-Weeks},
  volume={21 3},
We have examined by electron microscopy the cytoskeletons of growth cones isolated from neonatal rat forebrain by the method of Gordon-Weeks and Lockerbie [Gordon-Weeks and Lockerbie (1984) Neuroscience 13, 119-136]. When fixed in suspension with conventional fixatives, isolated growth cones contain a central region filled with a branching system of smooth endoplasmic reticulum and a cortical region immediately beneath the plasma membrane that is relatively free of organelles and is composed of… CONTINUE READING
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