Diameter of regenerating sprouts (following conditional lesion) and embryonic axons

Range 0.2 to 0.3 μm
Organism Unspecified
Reference Hoffman PN. A conditioning lesion induces changes in gene expression and axonal transport that enhance regeneration by increasing the intrinsic growth state of axons. Exp Neurol. 2010 May223(1):11-8. p.12 left column 4th paragraphPubMed ID19766119
Comments Both regenerating sprouts and embryonic axons are relatively thin (0.2–0.3 µm in diameter) and have cytoskeletons composed almost entirely of microtubules (MTs), cytoskeletal polymers composed of tubulin (Peters 1967, PMID 10976204 and Weisenberg 1968, PMID 5700666).
Entered by Uri M
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