Chapter 11. Functional Aspects of Optic Nerve Regeneration in Non-Mammalian Vertebrates

  1. Dr. Catherina G. Becker and
  2. Dr. Thomas Becker
  1. Sarah A. Dunlop

Published Online: 5 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610365.ch11

Model Organisms in Spinal Cord Regeneration

Model Organisms in Spinal Cord Regeneration

How to Cite

Dunlop, S. A. (2006) Functional Aspects of Optic Nerve Regeneration in Non-Mammalian Vertebrates, in Model Organisms in Spinal Cord Regeneration (eds C. G. Becker and T. Becker), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610365.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Centre for Neuroscience Research, University of Edinburgh, Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1QH, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Animal Biology (M092), Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Science, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, WA 6009, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527315048

Online ISBN: 9783527610365

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Keywords:

  • visual system regeneration;
  • optic nerve regeneration in non-mammalian vertebrates;
  • behavioral studies;
  • visual system repair;
  • restoration of topography;
  • neurogenesis;
  • modulating neural activity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why the Visual System as a Model for CNS Regeneration?

    • The Four Prerequisites for Visual System Repair

    • Procedural and Innate Species Variations

    • Evolutionary Hierarchy of Optic Nerve Regeneration

  • Early Behavioral Studies

    • Behavioral Parameters

  • Making a Topographic Map: A Biphasic Process

    • Molecular Guidance Cues and Restoration of Topography

    • Neurogenesis and the Restoration of Topography

    • Spontaneous Activity and the Restoration of Topography

    • Changing the Balance of Excitation and Inhibition and Restoration of Topography

    • Modulating Neural Activity to Influence Topography

  • Conclusions