Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Anterograde Axonal Tracer (Anterograde Labeling)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_240


A substance (protein, enzyme) that is injected at the level of the neuronal soma. It is incorporated within the soma, then conveyed in an anterograde (orthodromic) direction in the axon up to the endings. The tracer is generally colored with a histochemical reaction, with or without an earlier immune amplification reaction.

 Parabrachial Hypothalamic and Amydaloid Projections

 Spinal Dorsal Horn Pathways, Dorsal Column (Visceral)

 Spinohypothalamic Tract, Anatomical Organization and Response Properties

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007