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dc.contributor.authorBarton, Matthewen_US
dc.contributor.authorSt John, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorTatian, Artieneen_US
dc.contributor.authorRiches, James D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMograby, Omaren_US
dc.contributor.authorMahns, David A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-29T12:31:57Z
dc.date.available2017-05-29T12:31:57Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.issn2038-5129en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.13128/IJAE-20273en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/337404
dc.description.abstractThe rat brachial plexus has gained interest recently in neuro-regenerative research due to the advancement of neurosurgical equipment and techniques, but moreover in that it provides a model that can closely resemble the common peripheral nerve injuries seen in humans. The aim of this study was to provide a systematic baseline quantification for fibre type and morphology of the major terminal nerve branches of the rat brachial plexus (radial, ulnar and median) at four surgically accessible sites, through the forelimb. We applied a microstructural and immunohistological analysis of 12 rat brachial plexuses using three forms of micro-visualisation: electron microscopy; whole mount; and immunohistology. The three distal nerves studied showed a similar patterning in terms of the number and size of myelinated fibres, with all proportionally decreasing when moving distally. The fibre types of both the median and ulnar nerve appeared to be homogenously mixed throughout their trajectory, while the radial nerve had a more distinct patterning, especially distal to the elbow, with the entire nerve’s main branch appearing to consist of sensory fibres only. Our microstructural analysis of the rat brachial plexus provides important normative reference data for future peripheral nerve research using the forelimb of the rat.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherFirenze University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom240en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto252en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalItalian Journal of Anatomy and Embryologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume121en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399en_US
dc.titleMorphological and morphometric analysis of the distal branches of the rat brachial plexusen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Firenze University Press. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorBarton, Matthew J.
gro.griffith.authorSt John, James A.


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