Supported in part by Developmental Biology Grant, HD00020–10.
Evidence for spontaneous axon degeneration during peripheral nerve maturation†
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1972 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Anatomy
Volume 135, Issue 1, pages 147–152, September 1972
How to Cite
Reier, P. J. and Hughes, A. (1972), Evidence for spontaneous axon degeneration during peripheral nerve maturation. Am. J. Anat., 135: 147–152. doi: 10.1002/aja.1001350113
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2005
Ultrastructural examination of sciatic nerves from postnatal mice and rats revealed myelinated and nonmyelinated fibers with structural characteristics similar to those seen in Wallerian degeneration. Such fibers are more commonly found between 7 and 14 days and are believed to represent spontaneous axon degenerations during development.