Mervat M. Abd-AlWahed

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Unlike humans, salamanders regrow their amputated limbs. Regeneration depends on the presence of regenerating axons which upregulate the expression of newt anterior gradient (nAG) protein. We had the hypothesis that nAG might have an inhibitory effect on collagen production since excessive collagen production results in scarring, which is a major enemy to(More)
BACKGROUND nAG and Prod-1 are proteins responsible for the regeneration of completely amputated limbs in salamanders (which are lower vertebrates). The purpose of this study was to introduce an experimental distal phalanx amputation model in mice (which are higher vertebrates) in which nAG and Prod-1 are expressed in the amputation stumps. METHODS Sixteen(More)
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