Primary visual cortex
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Summary Callosal afferents to the primary visual cortex (area Oc1) mainly originate in the border region between the lateral portion of the primary visual cortex (area Oc1) and the laterally positioned secondary visual cortex (area Oc2L) of the contralateral hemisphere. The extent of this region has been determined by retrograde labeling with horseradish peroxidase (HRP). In normal rats the width of the retrogradely labeled cortical strip is about 0.3 mm. In rats monocularly enucleated from the 23rd up to the 44th ontogenetic day and subsequently injected as adults with HRP into Oc1 ipsilateral to the remaining eye, the perikarya of the callosal afferents from the opposite hemisphere are labeled in the form of significantly wider columns (about 0.8 mm) than in animals enucleated from the 50th ontogenetic day onwards. The latter do not differ from controls.
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