Purpose: When injured, the adult newt possesses the remarkable capability to regenerate tissues and organs with return of function and physiology. One example is the newt eye, in which regeneration can restore normal vision if the retina or lens has been removed. We wanted to examine how the retinotectal projections regenerate after removal of the brain’s optic tectum and establish this animal as a model for retinal projection as well as a central nervous system regeneration model.
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Molecular Vision, Article, Cristatus-Carnifex, Matrix Areas, Brain, Neurogenesis, Amphibians, Lesion
Okamoto, Mitsumasa; Ohsawa, Hatsuki; Hayashi, Toshinori; Owaribe, Katsushi; and Tsonis, Panagiotis A., "Regeneration of Retinotectal Projections After Optic Tectum Removal in Adult Newts" (2007). Biology Faculty Publications. 3.