EPO-releasing neural precursor cells promote axonal regeneration and recovery of function in spinal cord traumatic injury

@inproceedings{Carelli2017EPOreleasingNP,
  title={EPO-releasing neural precursor cells promote axonal regeneration and recovery of function in spinal cord traumatic injury},
  author={Stephana Carelli and Toniella Giallongo and Z. Gombalova and Davide Merli and A. M. Di Giulio and Alfredo Gorio},
  booktitle={Restorative neurology and neuroscience},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition characterized by a complex of neurological dysfunctions ranging from loss of sensation to partial or complete limb paralysis. Recently, we reported that intravenous administration of neural precursors physiologically releasing erythropoietin (namely Er-NPCs) enhances functional recovery in animals following contusive spinal cord injury through the counteraction of secondary degeneration. Er-NPCs reached and accumulated at the… CONTINUE READING