A reappraisal of the effects of ACTH on the response of the central nervous system to injury.

Abstract

ACTH possesses powerful immuno-suppressive properties and also retards healing by inhibiting fibroblast proliferation and the deposition of collagen. In the present work this hormone was used to test both the 'barrier' and 'immune' hypotheses relating to the failure of CNS regeneration after injury, dosages being administered which had been found to… (More)

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