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Neurochem Res. 1984 Oct;9(10):1387-97.

Myelin basic protein in the optic nerve of the developing albino rat: an immunoperoxidase study of paraffin embedded tissue.


The distribution of myelin basic protein (MBP) was determined by application of the unlabeled peroxidase-anti-peroxidase method to sections of paraffin embedded optic nerve taken from the developing albino rat. MBP was not detected in optic nerves from animals younger than 90 hours postnatum. MBP staining presented first as faint, diffuse deposits of chromagen which were found in approximately one-third of the 90 hour subjects. The number of MBP positive regions and the intensity of staining of these regions increased rapidly with age. There was no obvious radial gradient in the distribution of MBP in cross sections of developing optic nerves, nor were smooth central/peripheral gradients apparent in longitudinal sections.

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