Adult zebrafish as a model for successful central nervous system regeneration.

@article{Becker2008AdultZA,
  title={Adult zebrafish as a model for successful central nervous system regeneration.},
  author={Catherina G. Becker and Thomas Becker},
  journal={Restorative neurology and neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 2-3},
  pages={71-80}
}
Adult fish, in contrast to mammals, are capable of regenerating axonal tracts as well as cells and even entire tissues in the central nervous system (CNS). The zebrafish is a powerful genetic model for studies on the developing CNS and is now emerging as a CNS regeneration model. Here we review recent progress in adult regeneration paradigms in zebrafish ranging from axonal re-growth models to those of tissue regeneration. Moreover, we review the tools that have become available in zebrafish to… CONTINUE READING