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One of the drawbacks with fetal ventral mesencephalic (VM) grafts in Parkinson's disease is the limited outgrowth into the host striatum. In order to enhance graft outgrowth, epidermal growth factor (EGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) were administered by implantation of bioactive rods to the lateral part of the striatum to support grafted fetal(More)
Clinical and experimental grafting in Parkinson's disease has shown the need for enhanced survival of dopamine neurons to obtain improved functional recovery. In addition, it has been suggested that a limited number of surviving dopamine neurons project to the dopamine-denervated host striatum. The aim of this study was to investigate if subpopulations of(More)
Efforts have been made to counteract the symptoms of Parkinson's disease by substituting the loss of dopaminergic neurons with fetal ventral mesencephalic grafts. One of the postulated limiting factors in this treatment is the relatively poor cell survival and limited graft-derived fiber outgrowth. Recent results documenting enhanced survival of grafted(More)
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