Histochemical tracer

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A histochemical tracer is a compound used to reveal the location of cells and track neuronal projections. A neuronal tracer may be retrograde, anterograde, or work in both directions. A retrograde tracer is taken up in the terminal of the neuron and transported to the cell body, whereas an anterograde tracer moves away from the cell body of the neuron.



  1. ^ Kreier Felix et al 2006
  2. ^ Kreier Felix et al 2006


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