Time course and age dependence of motor neuron death following facial nerve crush injury: role of fibroblast growth factor.

Peripheral nerve crush injury (PNCI) has been used for many years in adult animals to study central and peripheral changes related to regeneration across the injury site. While these adult animals experience full recovery with no neuronal cell loss following PNCI, it has been noted that the injury in perinatal animals is followed by retrograde neuronal cell… CONTINUE READING