Neuronal regeneration: extending axons from bench to brain

Curr Biol. 1998 Apr 23;8(9):R310-2. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(98)70195-2.


Many studies have shown that myelin in the central nervous system strongly inhibits the regeneration of axons, so it comes as a surprise to discover that adult neurons transplanted into the brain rapidly extend their axons through myelinated pathways.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Astrocytes / physiology
  • Axons / physiology*
  • Ganglia, Spinal / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Nerve Regeneration / physiology*