Neurofibrils and the Nauta Method

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Science  18 Mar 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3716, pp. 1397-1399
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3716.1397


When the pretreatment stages are omitted, the Nauta method for degenerating axons stains neurofibrils. Under the electron microscope the stain is closely related to neurofilaments. When one uses the comnplete Nauta technique, the stain is specific for mnembrane structures.