Transplantation of the postnatal rat myenteric plexus into the adult rat corpus striatum: an electron microscopic study.

@article{Tew1994TransplantationOT,
  title={Transplantation of the postnatal rat myenteric plexus into the adult rat corpus striatum: an electron microscopic study.},
  author={E M Tew and Patrick Anderson and Margaret Jill Saffrey and Geoffrey Burnstock},
  journal={Experimental neurology},
  year={1994},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={120-9}
}
Since the enteric nervous system (ENS) has been demonstrated to display many similarities with the central nervous system (CNS), we have undertaken investigations examining the possibility of using the ENS as a source of neurons for transplantation into the brain in neurodegenerative diseases. Grafts of freshly dissected myenteric plexus taken from young inbred Fischer rats were implanted in the corpus striatum of adult Fischer rats, some of which had received a quinolinic acid lesion 1 to 2… CONTINUE READING