Journal of Neural Transmission

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 337–344 | Cite as

Correlation between ultrastructural and electrophysiological signs of degeneration in optic nerve terminals of the cat's lateral geniculate nucleus

  • U. Th. Eysel
  • O. -J. Grüsser
  • J. Pecci Saavedra
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Morphological and electrophysiological techniques were applied to obtain quantitative data about the degeneration of optic tract synapses in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. The various morphological changes during degeneration are closely correlated to the changes found in the electrophysiology of synaptic signal transmission. The findings can be interpreted by application of the vesicle hypothesis of synaptic transmission.


Public Health Morphological Change Optic Nerve Quantitative Data Synaptic Transmission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Th. Eysel
    • 1
  • O. -J. Grüsser
    • 1
  • J. Pecci Saavedra
    • 2
  1. 1.Physiologisches Institut der Univerrsität BerlinBerlin 33
  2. 2.Instituto de Anatomia General y Embriologia, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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