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C De Angelis, C Scarfò, M Falcinelli, E Perna, M T Ramacci, L Angelucci
The influence of ageing and crushing of the sciatic nerve on the morphology of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) and on the muscle fiber composition were studied in the rat soleus muscle using histochemical techniques associated with image analysis. The influence of a 6-month treatment with Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR, 150 mg/kg/day) on the age- and crushing-dependent changes of the NMJ and on age-related modifications of the muscle fiber composition was assessed as well. In control old and injured young rats a loss of complexity of the NMJ was observed...
November 3, 1995: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
C De Angelis, C Scarfò, M Falcinelli, E Perna, E Reda, M T Ramacci, L Angelucci
Morphologic and morphometric alterations of the sciatic nerve from old Sprague-Dawley rats and of lesioned tibial nerve from young and senescent Sprague-Dawley rats were studied. The possible therapeutical effects of treatment with acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) were also investigated, ALCAR being a compound shown to exert a beneficial pharmacological action on diabetic neuropathies. Nerve sections from animals sacrificed under anesthesia were stained with toluidine blue. In old rats, a 6-month treatment with ALCAR markedly reduced the percentage of myelinated fibers (MF) characterized by age-dependent morphologic alterations (4% in treated rats versus 11% in untreated ones), such as myelin balloons, infolded loops of myelin, myelin reduplication, and ovoids...
July 1994: Experimental Neurology
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