Advertisement

© 2000

Development and Regenerative Capacity of Descending Supraspinal Pathways in Tetrapods: A Comparative Approach

Book

Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 154)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. H. J. ten Donkelaar
    Pages 1-4
  3. H. J. ten Donkelaar
    Pages 5-8
  4. H. J. ten Donkelaar
    Pages 15-25
  5. H. J. ten Donkelaar
    Pages 103-112
  6. H. J. ten Donkelaar
    Pages 113-115
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 117-145

About this book

Introduction

In this treatise, current knowledge on the neurogenesis, axonal outgrowth, synaptogenesis, and regenerative capacity of descending supraspinal pathways in tetrapods is discussed. Although emphasis is on the clawed toad, Xenopus laevis, chicken embryos, opossum and rodent data, also the data available for primates including man are presented. It will be shown that 1) the outgrowth of descending supraspinal pathways is the result of a coordinated program; 2) the pattern of early descending axonal tracts is similar in all vertebrate groups; 3) the formation of descending supraspinal pathways occurs according to a developmental sequence; 4) the earliest descending supraspinal fibers arrive in a rather immature spinal cord, and 5) the regenerative capacity of descending supraspinal pathways depends on the developmental stage the particular pathways arise.

Keywords

Locomotor patterns brainstem descending pathways motor system phylogenetic constancy reticulospinal neurons rubrospinal tract tetrapods

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity Hospital Nijmegen and The Nijmegen Institute for Neurosciences University of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Development and Regenerative Capacity of Descending Supraspinal Pathways in Tetrapods: A Comparative Approach
  • Authors H.J. ten Donkelaar
  • Series Title Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-57125-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-66466-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-57125-1
  • Series ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-7065
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 145
  • Number of Illustrations 40 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Biomedicine
Biotechnology
Health & Hospitals
Pharma