Fetal Spinal Cord Homografts Reduce Expected Hind Limb Deficits from Spinal Cervical Fasiculus Gracilis Lesion
Dorsal column (DC) lesion at T13 resulted in a reorganization of the synaptic circuitry in the rat DC-lemniscal system and somatomotor cortex. This lesion resulted in hind limb slips from a platform that appear 60–120 days after the lesion1. The present study explored the ability of fetal spinal cord grafts into C3 fasiculus gracilis (FG; similar to a T13 DC lesion) to influence hind limb performance.
KeywordsHind Limb Central Nervous System Injury Dorsal Column Thoracic Spinal Cord Nucleus Gracilis
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