Initiation of nervous reorganization following complete deafening by cochlear ablation depends on specific growth proteins in the cochlear nucleus of the adult rat

Michaela Fredrich & Robert-Benjamin Illing
Introduction: Unilateral removal of the spiral ganglion causes degeneration of the auditory nerve and leads to complete sensory deafferentation of the cochlear nucleus (CN). These degenerative processes are followed by a phase of CN re-innervation which can be recognized by the expression of the growth[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]