2012 Group Project 2

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Somatosensory Development

--Mark Hill 12:23, 15 August 2012 (EST) This is a better project title.

- Touch, Pain, Hot/Cold, Pressure Reception


History of Discoveries

Central Somatosensory Differentiation

This is just preliminary work and will be edited later:

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) has sensory neurons that make connections with the periphery and with the CNS By stage 23;

  • Axons of primary afferent neurons have reached the spinal cord
  • outgrowth of DRG has just begun

After reaching the CNS (spinal cord), these axons of these afferent neurons bifurcate and begin to extend into the Primordium of the dorsal funiculus

By Stage 24:

  • the afferent axons have projected 1 segment rostral and 1 segment caudal of their point of entry
  • the afferents grow within the white matter (periphery of Spinal Cord)

Stage 28 –

  • unbranched afferent axonal fibres invade gray matter at the border of Dorsal horn
  • axonal fibres extend Rostrally and caudally and start sending fine collateral fibres into the spinal gray matter – the cellular, central region of spinal cord

Stage 29:

  • afferent fibres have extended into gray matter for 100-200μm






Current Research



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2012 Projects: Vision | Somatosensory | Taste | Olfaction | Abnormal Vision | Hearing