PHA-L can be transported anterogradely through fibers of passage

Kenneth D. Cliffer, Glenn J. Giesler

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Iontophoretic injections of the anterograde tracer Phaseolus vulgaris leucoagglutinin (PHA-L) were restricted to the dorsal columns in the spinal cords of 9 rats. In 5 of these, labeling was found in the dorsal column nuclei, indicating that fibers of passage can transport PHA-L. However, labeled fibers were less dense and less intensely stained than those seen following similar injections that involved the dorsal horn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-191
Number of pages7
JournalBrain Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 16 1988


  • Anterograde transport
  • Fiber of passage
  • Phaseolus vulgaris leucoagglutinin


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