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Development of the Rat Spinal Cord: Immuno- and Enzyme Histochemical Approaches

  • Martin Oudega
  • Egbert A. J. F. Lakke
  • Enrico Marani
  • Raph. T. W. M. Thomeer

Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 129)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VIII
  2. Martin Oudega, Egbert A. J. F. Lakke, Enrico Marani, Raph. T. W. M. Thomeer
    Pages 1-6
  3. Martin Oudega, Egbert A. J. F. Lakke, Enrico Marani, Raph. T. W. M. Thomeer
    Pages 7-18
  4. Martin Oudega, Egbert A. J. F. Lakke, Enrico Marani, Raph. T. W. M. Thomeer
    Pages 19-25
  5. Martin Oudega, Egbert A. J. F. Lakke, Enrico Marani, Raph. T. W. M. Thomeer
    Pages 26-92
  6. Martin Oudega, Egbert A. J. F. Lakke, Enrico Marani, Raph. T. W. M. Thomeer
    Pages 93-129
  7. Martin Oudega, Egbert A. J. F. Lakke, Enrico Marani, Raph. T. W. M. Thomeer
    Pages 130-138
  8. Martin Oudega, Egbert A. J. F. Lakke, Enrico Marani, Raph. T. W. M. Thomeer
    Pages 139-144
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 145-167

About this book

Introduction

The studies described here were carried out in the Neuroregul­ ation Group, Department of Physiology, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Over the last decade, this group, in close collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery of the Academic Hospital of Leiden, has studied the development of the central nervous system from a neuroanatomical as well as a clinical perspective. During this period, the expression of several morphore­ gulators in the developing rat spinal cord was extensively investigated. Parallel studies focused on the development of the spinal cord fiber systems, which was studied by means of the intrauterine use of neuronal tracers. The main goal of these studies was to extend our knowledge about the (normal) generation of the spinal cord and to contribute to the under­ standing of clinical problems related to regeneration and degeneration in the mammalian central nervous system. The studies on morphoregulators, in particular, appeared to benefit two different scientific areas. Firstly, the correlation between morphoregulator expression patterns and known anatomy contributed to our knowledge about spinal cord development. Secondly, the correlation between morpho regulator expression patterns and known developmental processes may help to understand their precise function(s). This volume of Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology presents these particular studies on the development of the rat spinal cord performed over the last decade. As well as integrating the results of the tracer studies, this volume also provides an update on the development of the rat spinal cord.

Keywords

Enzyme Histochemistry Neuron Spinal Cord anatomy central nervous system cortex development embryology-mammals rats

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Oudega
    • 1
  • Egbert A. J. F. Lakke
    • 2
  • Enrico Marani
    • 2
  • Raph. T. W. M. Thomeer
    • 3
  1. 1.The Miami Project to Cure ParalysisUniversity of Miami, School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Neuroregulation Group, Department of PhysiologyLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Neuroregulation Group, Department of NeurosurgeryLeiden Academic HospitalLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78474-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-57173-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78474-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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