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AIM Recovery following nerve transection declines when target reconnection is delayed for prolonged periods. GDNF has previously been shown to promote motor axon regeneration following delayed nerve repair. MATERIALS & METHODS We constructed delivery systems using fibrin gels containing free GDNF or poly(lactide-co-glycolide) microspheres with GDNF. The(More)
Nerve injuries cause pain, paralysis and numbness that can lead to major disability, and newborns often sustain nerve injuries during delivery that result in lifelong impairment. Without a pharmacologic agent to enhance functional recovery from these injuries, clinicians rely solely on surgery and rehabilitation to treat patients. Unfortunately, patient(More)
Neuroinflammation in utero may contribute to brain injury resulting in life-long neurological disabilities. The pivotal role of the efferent cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAP) in controlling inflammation, e.g., by inhibiting the HMGB1 release, via the macrophages’ α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) has been described in adults, but its(More)
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