The molecule that carries with it a message of regeneration
"Tens of millions of people around the world suffer from diseases that lead to the degeneration and death of nerve cells in the brain," says Prof. Feinzylver. "In order to understand why the central nervous system fails in its attempt to regenerate after an injury, we must first understand how the peripheral nervous system manages to regenerate. In this study, we identified a key protein in the regeneration process of the peripheral nerves, and now it will be possible to test whether and how it affects the limited regeneration capacity of the central nerves."
Dr. Agustina di Physio, Philip Freund, Dr. Nicholas Panagiotis, Dr. Letizia Marbledi, Dr. Ella Doron-Mendel, Dr. Natalia Okladnikov and Dr. Ida Rischel from the Departments of Biomolecular Sciences and Molecular Neurobiology at the Institute also participated in the study; Dr. Rinat Nebo from the department of biomolecular sciences at the institute; Matthew D. Zdardzinski, Irene Della Costa, Dr. Song Joon Lee, Prof. Pavitra K. Sehu, and Prof. Jeffrey L. Twiss of the University of South Carolina; Dr. Katelyn P. Medzhirtsky and Prof. Alma Burlingheim from the University of California, San Francisco; Dr. Ricky Kawaguchi and Prof. Giovanni Coppola from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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