Journal article

OPTIC-NERVE COMPONENTS MAY NOT BE EQUALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE BY ACRYLAMIDE

TR VIDYASAGAR

BRAIN RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1981

Abstract

Cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus of rats treated with the neurotoxin acrylamide were classified as X or Y according to the criterion of linear summation. Compared with control animals, they had a lower ratio of X to Y cells. It is argued that this effect may be related to differences in axon diameter, the thinner fibres in the optic nerve being more susceptible to damage.