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Axonal Transport of Proteins in Experimental Neuropathies

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Science  24 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3904, pp. 524-525
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3904.524

Abstract

Axoplasmic flow of proteins is interrlupted in cats with neuropatlhy induced by acrylamide, but it is niot initerrupted in nzormlal cats and in those with neuropathy induced by tri-orthocresyl phiospliate. The proteins move from lumbosacral motor neurons along the ventral roots and from ganglion cells toward the spinal cord along the dorsal roots at about 1½ millimeters per day.