Accession Number:

AD0402870

Title:

INVESTIGATIONS OF THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND MOLECULAR ORGANIZATION OF NERVE AXONS

Descriptive Note:

Report for 1 May 1962-30 Apr 1963

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Physicochemical and analytical studies of the fibrous protein and other constituents of the axoplasm of the giant fibers of the large squid Dosidicus gigas were made. Axon material was dissected from a large number of squid and stock piled for future analysis. Initial experiments were made in an investigation of the possible function of the fibrous protein which is ubiquitous to all neurons. Consideration was given to the possible role of neuronal macro molecules in encoding experimential information in long-term memory and learning.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE