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Exercise is neuroprotective on the morphology of somatic motoneurons following the death of neighboring motoneurons via androgen action at the target muscle

Chew C, Sengelaub DR (2021) Exercise is neuroprotective on the morphology of somatic motoneurons following the death of neighboring motoneurons via androgen action at the target muscle. Dev Neurobiol 81(1):22-35. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22794

Objective: To determine where the necessary site of androgen action is for exercise-driven neuroprotective effects on induced dendritic atrophy.

Summary: Exercise following neural injury exerts a protective effect on motoneuron dendrites, which acts via androgen receptor action at the target muscle.

Usage: Motoneurons innervating the left vastus medialis (VM) muscle were selectively killed by intramuscular injection of cholera toxin-conjugated saporin (CTB-SAP).

Related Products: CTB-SAP (Cat. #IT-14)