Transplantation of Specific Human Astrocytes Promotes Functional Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury

@inproceedings{Davies2011TransplantationOS,
  title={Transplantation of Specific Human Astrocytes Promotes Functional
                    Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury},
  author={Stephen J. A. Davies and Chung-Hsuan Shih and Mark Noble and Margot Mayer-Proschel and Jeannette E. Davies and Christoph Proschel},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Repairing trauma to the central nervous system by replacement of glial support cells is an increasingly attractive therapeutic strategy. We have focused on the less-studied replacement of astrocytes, the major support cell in the central nervous system, by generating astrocytes from embryonic human glial precursor cells using two different astrocyte differentiation inducing factors. The resulting astrocytes differed in expression of multiple proteins thought to either promote or inhibit central… CONTINUE READING