Transplantation of purified populations of Schwann cells into lesioned adult rat spinal cord

@article{Bunge1994TransplantationOP,
  title={Transplantation of purified populations of Schwann cells into lesioned adult rat spinal cord},
  author={Mary Bartlett Bunge},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={1994},
  volume={242},
  pages={S36-S39}
}
Both peripheral nerve and purified populations of Schwann cells promote axonal regeneration in the peripheral and central nervous systems. In order to assess whether Schwann cells can provide a bridge enabling regrowth of descending and ascending axons across an area of injury in adult spinal cord, Schwann cells enclosed within a collagen scroll were transplanted into lesions created photochemically. Numerous myelinated and unmyelinated axons were found throughout 28–90 day implants; Schwann… CONTINUE READING