Gel matrix vehicles for growth factor application in nerve gap injuries repaired with tubes: a comparison of biomatrix, collagen, and methylcellulose.

@article{Wells1997GelMV,
  title={Gel matrix vehicles for growth factor application in nerve gap injuries repaired with tubes: a comparison of biomatrix, collagen, and methylcellulose.},
  author={Michael R. Wells and Katja Kraus and D K Batter and D G Blunt and J Weremowitz and Samuel Lynch and Harry N. Antoniades and Hans A. Hansson},
  journal={Experimental neurology},
  year={1997},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={395-402}
}
The repair of nerve gap injuries with tubular nerve guides has been used extensively as an in vivo test model in identifying substances which may enhance nerve regeneration. The model has also been used clinical nerve repair. The objective of this study was to compare three different gel matrix-forming materials as potential vehicles for growth factors in this system. The vehicles included a laminin containing extracellular matrix preparation (Biomatrix), collagen, and a 2% methylcellulose gel… CONTINUE READING