Functional recovery after central infusion of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone in rats with spinal cord contusion injury.

@article{Lankhorst1999FunctionalRA,
  title={Functional recovery after central infusion of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone in rats with spinal cord contusion injury.},
  author={Alex J Lankhorst and S. E. J. Duis and Mari{\"e}l P ter Laak and Elbert A. J. Joosten and Frank P. T. Hamers and Willem Hendrik Gispen},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={1999},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={323-31}
}
Melanocortins, peptides related to alpha-melanocortin-stimulating hormone (alpha MSH) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), are known to improve axonal regeneration following peripheral nerve injury and stimulate neurite outgrowth from central nervous system (CNS) neurons both in vitro and in vivo. The neurite outgrowth promoting capacity of alpha MSH has prompted us to investigate the effects of intrathecal application of alpha MSH on functional and electrophysiological recovery in a well… CONTINUE READING

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