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  • noun The process of cutting or severing an axon.


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  • Disconnection of the partners by chemical or surgical axotomy results in death of differentiating nerve cells deprived of this essential molecule.

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  • Sotelo C (1994) Lack of Purkinje cell loss in adult rat cerebellum following protracted axotomy: degenerative changes and regenerative attempts of the severed axons.

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  • Holtmaat AJ, Savio T, Verbeek JS, Oberdick J, et al. (1997) Targeted overexpression of the neurite growth-associated protein B-50/GAP-43 in cerebellar Purkinje cells induces sprouting after axotomy but not axon regeneration into growth-permissive transplants.

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  • No statistical difference was observed prior to (U) and following single axotomy (SA) to blind the control eye.

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  • No statistical difference in background color preference was detected following single axotomy, suggesting the induced eye could guide behavior.

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  • Single axotomy was also used to blind the right eye of the control animal.

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  • 43 Increased expression and secretion of NGF, NT3 and BDNF have been implicated in injury-induced neuropathic pain after axotomy of the sensory system or the motor nerve.

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  • White background preference was reduced with axotomy of the induced eye (79%±6% to 57%±5%,

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