Variations of collateral branching in the motor nerve fibers in the skeletal muscle of adult rats

Using a silver impregnation with or without cholinesterase staining, the morphological pattern of innervation was investigated in the motor endplates of the adult rat soleus

Masaru Kawabuchi

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • Collateral branching applies to a collateral branch resulting in the innervation of two or more muscle fibers by one motor axon
  • Using a silver impregnation with or without cholinesterase staining, the morphological pattern of innervation was investigated in the motor endplates of the adult rat soleus
  • In response to the local events of muscle, either type A or type B branching could serve as a useful tool to remodel the motor endeplate for, e.g., its renewal, replacement and/or enlargement

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