Organelle changes in cat thoracic α- and γ-motoneurons following axotomy

I. P. Johnson, T. A. Sears*

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Horseradish peroxidase was used as a retrograde marker to identify the cell bodies of cat thoracic α- and γ-motoneurons 8 days following axotomy. A quantitative ultrastructural comparison revealed changes in Nissl bodies, the Golgi apparatus, mitochondria and lysosomes for axotomised α-motoneurons, while axotomised γ-motoneurons only showed changes in Nissl bodies and nuclear pores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-405
Number of pages6
JournalBrain Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Axotomy
  • Cat
  • Horseradish peroxidase
  • Quantitative
  • Ultrastructure
  • γ-Motoneuron


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