Regeneration in Spinal Neurons: Proteosynthesis Following Nerve Growth Factor Administration

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Science  06 May 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3723, pp. 787-788
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3723.787


Incorporation of H3-leucine into dorsal root ganglion cells in rats was markedly increased over that of controls following section of sciatic and femoral nerves. Crush lesion of dorsal roots did not increase the H3-leucine uptake of these cells except in animals which had received nerve growth factor after the operation.