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During development, neurotrophic factors play an important role in the guidance and outgrowth of axons. Our working hypothesis is that neurotrophic factors involved in the development of axons of a(More)
Melanocortins, peptides related to alpha-melanocortin-stimulating hormone (alpha MSH) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), are known to improve axonal regeneration following peripheral nerve(More)
We studied the effect of local application of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on functional recovery after dorsal spinal cord transection in the adult rat. BDNF was applied at the site of(More)