On Axoplasmic Flow

The existence of axoplasmic flow—that is, the longitudinal translocation of materials in axons, is generally recognized

Liliana Lubińska

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • The existence of axoplasmic flow—that is, the longitudinal translocation of materials in axons, is generally recognized
  • Indirect methods have to be used to detect the flow in this material
  • The existence of movements of neuronal components in axons in situ was first inferred from the effects of nerve section and subsequent regeneration
  • This chapter reexamines the divergent descriptions of axoplasmic flow and the ways by which they were arrived at
  • It describes the advantages and shortcomings of various methods of detection and measurements of flow

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