Recovery of whisking function after facial nerve injury in mice requires insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1)

E. Skouras, G. Schiffer, D.N. Angelov & P. Eysel
Objective: Recently, we showed that manual stimulation (MS) of denervated vibrissal muscles enhanced functional recovery following facial nerve cut and suture (FFA) by reducing poly-innervation at the neuro-muscular junctions (NMJ). Although the cellular correlates of poly-innervation are established,[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]