J. Neurosci. Res. volume 86, issue 10, P2250-2257 2008 DOI: 10.1002/jnr.21672 View full text
Julia M. Edgar, Mailis C. McCulloch, Christine E. Thomson, Ian R. Griffiths

Abstract: Small-diameter myelinated CNS axons are preferentially affected in multiple sclerosis (MS) and in the hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSP), in which the distal axon degenerates. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of these and other disorders involving axonal degeneration. The aim of this study was to determine whether the frequency of axonal mitochondria changes along the length of small-diameter fibers and whether there is a preferential localization to the region of the node of…

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