Construction and Use of Compartmented Cultures
Distal neurites can be exposed to a different fluid and cellular environment than cell bodies and proximal neurites, which is useful for studies of trophic, ionic, and pharmacological regulation of growth;
Distal neurites can be removed (neuritotomy) and subsequently regenerate, which permits many useful approaches to the study of neurite growth and regeneration; and
Neurites can be chronically electrically stimulated during growth and regeneration.
KeywordsNerve Growth Factor Sympathetic Neuron Stereo Microscope Fine Forceps Silicone Grease
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