Augmenting peripheral nerve regeneration using stem cells: A review of current opinion.

@article{Fairbairn2015AugmentingPN,
  title={Augmenting peripheral nerve regeneration using stem cells: A review of current opinion.},
  author={Neil G. Fairbairn and Amanda M Meppelink and Joanna H. Ng-Glazier and Mark A. Randolph and Jonathan M. Winograd},
  journal={World journal of stem cells},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={11-26}
}
Outcomes following peripheral nerve injury remain frustratingly poor. The reasons for this are multifactorial, although maintaining a growth permissive environment in the distal nerve stump following repair is arguably the most important. The optimal environment for axonal regeneration relies on the synthesis and release of many biochemical mediators that are temporally and spatially regulated with a high level of incompletely understood complexity. The Schwann cell (SC) has emerged as a key… CONTINUE READING