Enhancement of mouse sciatic nerve regeneration by the long chain fatty alcohol, N-Hexacosanol.

The purpose of the present study was to determine the effects of n-hexacosanol (hexa) on nerve regeneration. Hexa, a long chain fatty alcohol has been shown to possess neurotrophic properties on cultured neurons and to attenuate the degeneration of cholinergic neurons after injury. The effects of daily intraperitoneal injections of hexa (1 mg/kg) on… CONTINUE READING