A direct contact between astrocyte and vitreous body is possible in the rabbit eye due to discontinuities in the basement membrane of the retinal inner limiting membrane

Different from most mammalian species, the optic nerve of the rabbit eye is initially formed inside the retina where myelination of the axons of the ganglion cells starts and vascularization occurs. Astrocytes are confined to these regions. The aforementioned nerve fibers known as medullated nerve f...

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Main Authors: A. Haddad, J.J. Salazar, E.M. Laicine, A.I. Ramírez, J.M. Ramírez, A. Triviño
Format: Article
Published: Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica 2003-02-01
Series:Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-879X2003000200007