Trophic regulation of nerve cell morphology and innervation in the autonomic nervous system.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A remarkable feature of nerve cells is the complex and variable pattern of their axonal and dendritic branches. Quantitative studies of a simple part of the nervous system in mammals provide evidence that neuronal geometry and innervation are regulated by long-term trophic interactions between neurons and their targets. This trophic linkage may explain how nerve cells adjust their function to the needs of bodies that vary markedly in size and form.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Purves, D; Snider, WD; Voyvodic, JT

Published Date

  • November 10, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 336 / 6195

Start / End Page

  • 123 - 128

PubMed ID

  • 3054564

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-0836

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/336123a0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England