We used rats as an experimental model to demonstrate how severed nerve axons
can be repaired.
This technique allowed the researchers to follow the axon
's trajectory and revealed VEGF's role in directing axons
In that scenario, processes within a nerve cell determine whether or not to fire an electrical impulse, and the wire, called an axon
, is a passive carrier of that signal.
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Newer RGC axons
have contact with the axons
of older RGC and use these older RGC axons
to move along, or possibly fasciculate, with their adjacent axons
These proteins might play a role not only in the protection and regeneration of axons
, but also as additional targets of the immune response; they might also contribute to the progression of the disease process.
Waxman's early research showed that when the axon
's protective myelin sheath is damaged, as happens in MS, the exposed parts of the axon
don't contain enough sodium channels to power nerve conduction.
In lab-dish experiments, axons
of nerve cells treated with oncomodulin grew significantly more than did those treated with other growth-promoting proteins, Benowitz and his team report.
In cats, the right RLN contains more axons
than the left RLN.
How did the axons
grow past the border and through the hostile spinal cord environment?
The authors devised a novel method of elongating axons
by applying continuous mechanical tension, causing the axons
to bridge the gap between two populations of dorsal root ganglia grown in culture.
As a result, axons
, the extended arms nerve cells used to send messages, wither.