Re: sensory nerves

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From:Geoff McAuliffe <mcauliff@UMDNJ.EDU> (by way of histonet)
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Jill McVee wrote:

> Can anyone help,
>                 I,m looking for a method to specifically demonstrate sensory
>   neurones as opposed to motor neurones in the peripheral nervous system.
>   I am  open to any suggestions.
>                                     Thanks
>                                              J.McVee. st.andrews.


    I don't think there is a stain for this. You could bathe the (live) sensory
nerve endings in a substance that is picked up and retrogradely transported
to the cell bodies. There are several such substances (HRP for example)
that can
be made visible in the LM or EM.

Geoff McAuliffe, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854
voice: (732)-235-4583; fax: -4029

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