Cellular events in denervated limb stumps ofAmbystoma larvae during re-innervation and subsequent regeneration
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- Petrosky, N.S., Tassava, R.A. & Olsen, C.L. Experientia (1980) 36: 601. doi:10.1007/BF01965826
Amputated, denervatedAmbystoma forelimbs undergo cellular dedifferentiation and slight resorption through 12 days post-amputation. Subsequently, as limb stumps become re-innervated, there occur mitosis, blastema formation, and regeneration. The initial increase in the mitotic index in once-denervated limb stumps is closely correlated with the presence of ingrowing nerve fibres.