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Spinal cord injury in vitro: Modelling axon growth inhibition
Over the past three decades, tremendous progress has been made in elucidating mechanisms underlying regenerative failure after spinal cord injury and in devising therapeutic approaches to promote functional nerve regeneration. ...
Neurotrophic Factor-Expressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Survive Transplantation into the Contused Spinal Cord Without Differentiating into Neural Cells
(Mary Ann Liebert, 2009-10)
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of transplanting mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), genetically modified to express glial-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), to the contused rat spinal cord, and to subsequently ...
Nano-textured self-assembled aligned collagen hydrogels promote directional neurite guidance and overcome inhibition by myelin associated glycoprotein
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011-01-11)
The development of nerve guidance conduits is constantly evolving as the need arises for therapies for spinal cord injury. In addition to providing a path for regrowing axons to reconnect with their appropriate targets, ...
Thermosensitive hydrogel for prolonged delivery of lentiviral vector expressing neurotrophin-3 in vitro
Background The development of tissue engineering scaffolds for gene delivery has the potential to enhance gene transfer efficiency and safety via controlled temporal and spatial delivery. Lentiviral delivery can be carried ...