Loss of neurons in the red nucleus after spinal cord transection

E. R. Feringa, R. L. McBride, Jerry N Pruitt

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Red nucleus neurons, particularly those of the caudal one-half of the nucleus, die or severely atrophy following complete spinal cord transection at T9. The size of residual horseradish peroxidase-labeled cells was smaller at 10 and 15 weeks, but those survivors which could be labeled at 25 weeks were normal in size. Hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections of the red nucleus at 52 weeks postoperative showed loss of cells from all size groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-120
Number of pages9
JournalExperimental Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience


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