Table 1.

Percentage of Schwann cell apoptosis in intact P1 wild-type and p75-deficient sciatic nerves

Frequency apoptosis (%)Mean ± SDFrequency apoptosis (%)Mean ± SD
Nerve 10.150.15
Nerve 20.160.13  ± 0.05%0.180.14  ± 0.05%
Nerve 30.070.08
  • TUNEL assays were conducted on longitudinal sections of P1 sciatic nerve from p75-deficient mice and wild-type littermates. No difference in Schwann cell apoptosis was observed in the intact postnatal sciatic nerves of wild-type and p75-deficient mice.