Effects of locally applied nerve growth factor to the inferior alveolar nerve histology in a rabbit model of mandibular distraction osteogenesis.

@article{Wang2009EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of locally applied nerve growth factor to the inferior alveolar nerve histology in a rabbit model of mandibular distraction osteogenesis.},
  author={Li Wang and Y. Zhao and Xiaobin Cheng and Yao-wu Yang and Guicai Liu and Qin Ma and Hong-tao Shang and Li Tian and De-lin Lei},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={64-9}
}
Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is widely used in deformities and defects of the craniofacial bone. Accelerating inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) recovery would aid the process. Nerve growth factor (NGF) plays a vital role in peripheral nerve regeneration. In this study, the ability of locally applied human NGF beta (hNGFbeta) to enhance the morphological… CONTINUE READING