Androgen regulates neuritin mRNA levels in an in vivo model of steroid-enhanced peripheral nerve regeneration.

@article{Fargo2008AndrogenRN,
  title={Androgen regulates neuritin mRNA levels in an in vivo model of steroid-enhanced peripheral nerve regeneration.},
  author={Keith Nolan Fargo and T. Desmond Alexander and Lisa Tanzer and Angelo Poletti and Kathryn J Jones},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={561-6}
}
Following crush injury to the facial nerve in Syrian hamsters, treatment with androgens enhances axonal regeneration rates and decreases time to recovery. It has been demonstrated in vitro that the ability of androgen to enhance neurite outgrowth in motoneurons is dependent on neuritin-a protein that is involved in the re-establisment of neuronal connectivity following traumatic damage to the central nervous system and that is under the control of several neurotrophic and neuroregenerative… CONTINUE READING