Inflammation and axon regeneration.

  title={Inflammation and axon regeneration.},
  author={Larry Benowitz and Phillip G. Popovich},
  journal={Current opinion in neurology},
  volume={24 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The inflammatory response that accompanies neural injury involves multiple cell types and effector molecules with both positive and negative effects. Inflammation is essential for normal regeneration in the peripheral nervous system, and here we review evidence that augmenting inflammation can enhance regeneration in areas of the central nervous system in which it normally does not occur. RECENT FINDINGS Within the spinal cord, inflammation enables transplanted sensory… CONTINUE READING