Transport of protein in goldfish optic nerve during regeneration
After the optic tract was cut in goldfish, transport of protein in the intact optic nerve segment attached to the eye was increased. The rate of "slow" transport, which is normally 0.4 mm per day, was increased about three-fold. The increase began between 6 and 8 days after the cut, and was maximal about 2 1 2 weeks after the cut, just prior to the time that recovery of vision occurred. The rate remained elevated for several weeks after the optic fibers had connected with the tectum. The rate of "fast" transport, which is normally about 40 mm per day, was found to be approximately twice normal about 2 weeks after reconnection had occurred. © 1969.
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