Axonal Injury Following Focal Cerebral Ischaemia

Yam, Philippa S (1998) Axonal Injury Following Focal Cerebral Ischaemia. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Myelinated axons are essential for the normal functioning of the brain. Since myelinated axons, like grey matter, are dependent on a continuous supply of energy, it is likely that ischaemic injury compromises axonal function as well as that of the neuronal cell bodies. Axonal injury following cerebral ischaemia has attracted less attention than damage in grey matter. However, it is becoming increasingly recognised that axons are highly vulnerable to focal ischaemia. Since white matter does not contain neuronal cell bodies or synapses it is likely that the mechanisms of injury and strategies for its protection are different from those in grey matter.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Jim Patterson
Keywords: Neurosciences
Date of Award: 1998
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1998-74519
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 17:59
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 17:59

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