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An Injury Paradigm to Investigate Central Nervous System Repair in Drosophila
 

An Injury Paradigm to Investigate Central Nervous System Repair in Drosophila

Article DOI: 10.3791/50306
March 28th, 2013

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Summary March 28th, 2013

An injury paradigm using the Drosophila larval ventral nerve cord to investigate central nervous system regeneration and repair is described. Stabbing followed by laser scanning confocal microscopy in time-lapse and fixed specimens, combined with quantitative analysis with purposefully developed software and genetics, are used to investigate the molecular mechanisms of CNS regeneration and repair.

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