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Facial Nerve Axotomy in Mice: A Model to Study Motoneuron Response to Injury

DOI :

10.3791/52382-v

February 23rd, 2015

February 23rd, 2015

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1Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2Research and Development Services, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, 3Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois, Chicago

We present a surgical protocol detailing how to perform a cut or crush axotomy on the facial nerve in the mouse. The facial nerve axotomy can be employed to study the physiological response to nerve injury and test therapeutic techniques.

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