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Article: The normal and abnormal postnatal development of retinogeniculate projections in golden hamsters: An anterograde horseradish peroxidase tracing study

TitleThe normal and abnormal postnatal development of retinogeniculate projections in golden hamsters: An anterograde horseradish peroxidase tracing study
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Issue Date1984
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/5/0/6/0/5/1/
Citation
Developmental Brain Research, 1984, v. 12 n. 2, p. 191-205 How to Cite?
AbstractIn adult hamsters, the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGd), which lacks a noticeable pattern of cellular lamination, receives fibers predominantly from the contralateral eye except for a medial segment which receives fibers from the ipsilateral eye. Using the method of anterograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP), it is shown in this study that the contralateral and ipsilateral retinogeniculate fibers innervate the LGd by day 0 with the development of the contralateral fibers slightly ahead of the ipsilateral ones. The entire contralateral LGd is filled with retinal fibers by day 1. The ipsilateral LGd is almost completely covered with retinal fibers on day 2 but with the fiber density much higher in the dorsal half of the nucleus. Thus, fibers from both eyes overlap with each other completely beginning on day 2 in the LGd. The segregation of these fibers becomes obvious on day 6 as indicated by a decrease in the density of ipsilateral fibers in the ventral portion of the LGd while the ipsilateral projection continues to concentrate in the dorsal half of the nucleus. A low density area in the dorsomedial part of the contralateral LGd is observed on day 7. By day 8, the segregation of the contralateral and ipsilateral projections has achieved an adult-like pattern. Thus, there seems to be two phases for the normal development of the retinogeniculate fibers. In the first phase, axons from both eyes grow in and occcupy the entire LGd. In the second phase, those axons occupying inappropriate areas of the LGd are eliminated to form the adult pattern. The effect of unilateral eye removal at birth on the development of the retinogeniculate projection from the remaining eye was also studied with the anterograde HRP method. The ipsilateral fibers in the experimental animals are distributed in the lateral portion of the nucleus in the first two postnatal days. The entire LGd is not filled with ipsilateral fibers until day 4. From day 6 onwards, the ipsilateral fibers are more extensive than those of the normal animals. In addition to a dense projection to the dorsal two-thirds of the LGd, moderate amount of ipsilateral axons can be detected in the remaining ventral portion of the nucleus in day 6 and older experimental animals. The development of the contralateral retinal fibers in the experimental animals is similar to that of the normal from day 1 to 6, i.e. the entire LGd is densely filled with crossed optic axons. However, on day 7, there is no decrease in the density of the contralateral fibers in the medial sector of the LGd. The lack of restriction of retinal fibers is observed in all subsequent stages of development. These results suggest that axo-axonal interaction is important for the process of segregation of retinogeniculate projections observed in normal developing hamsters.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149449
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dc.contributor.authorSo, KFen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoo, HHen_US
dc.contributor.authorJen, LS-
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T05:53:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T05:53:46Z-
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier.citationDevelopmental Brain Research, 1984, v. 12 n. 2, p. 191-205en_US
dc.identifier.issn0165-3806en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/149449-
dc.description.abstractIn adult hamsters, the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGd), which lacks a noticeable pattern of cellular lamination, receives fibers predominantly from the contralateral eye except for a medial segment which receives fibers from the ipsilateral eye. Using the method of anterograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP), it is shown in this study that the contralateral and ipsilateral retinogeniculate fibers innervate the LGd by day 0 with the development of the contralateral fibers slightly ahead of the ipsilateral ones. The entire contralateral LGd is filled with retinal fibers by day 1. The ipsilateral LGd is almost completely covered with retinal fibers on day 2 but with the fiber density much higher in the dorsal half of the nucleus. Thus, fibers from both eyes overlap with each other completely beginning on day 2 in the LGd. The segregation of these fibers becomes obvious on day 6 as indicated by a decrease in the density of ipsilateral fibers in the ventral portion of the LGd while the ipsilateral projection continues to concentrate in the dorsal half of the nucleus. A low density area in the dorsomedial part of the contralateral LGd is observed on day 7. By day 8, the segregation of the contralateral and ipsilateral projections has achieved an adult-like pattern. Thus, there seems to be two phases for the normal development of the retinogeniculate fibers. In the first phase, axons from both eyes grow in and occcupy the entire LGd. In the second phase, those axons occupying inappropriate areas of the LGd are eliminated to form the adult pattern. The effect of unilateral eye removal at birth on the development of the retinogeniculate projection from the remaining eye was also studied with the anterograde HRP method. The ipsilateral fibers in the experimental animals are distributed in the lateral portion of the nucleus in the first two postnatal days. The entire LGd is not filled with ipsilateral fibers until day 4. From day 6 onwards, the ipsilateral fibers are more extensive than those of the normal animals. In addition to a dense projection to the dorsal two-thirds of the LGd, moderate amount of ipsilateral axons can be detected in the remaining ventral portion of the nucleus in day 6 and older experimental animals. The development of the contralateral retinal fibers in the experimental animals is similar to that of the normal from day 1 to 6, i.e. the entire LGd is densely filled with crossed optic axons. However, on day 7, there is no decrease in the density of the contralateral fibers in the medial sector of the LGd. The lack of restriction of retinal fibers is observed in all subsequent stages of development. These results suggest that axo-axonal interaction is important for the process of segregation of retinogeniculate projections observed in normal developing hamsters.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/5/0/6/0/5/1/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofDevelopmental Brain Researchen_US
dc.titleThe normal and abnormal postnatal development of retinogeniculate projections in golden hamsters: An anterograde horseradish peroxidase tracing studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0165-3806(84)90042-7en_US
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dc.identifier.volume12en_US
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
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