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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009, pp. 10-14
Bioline Code: mj09011
Full paper language: English
Document type: Short Communication
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009, pp. 10-14

 en The Role Of Cells, Neurotrophins, Extracellular Matrix And Cell Surface Molecules In Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
Naidu, Murali


Wallerian degeneration is a complicated process whereby axons and myelin sheaths undergo degeneration, and eventually are phagocytosed by macrophages and Schwann cells following nerve damage. Schwann cells proliferate and the endoneural tubes persist. In addition, neurotrophins, neural cell adhesion molecules, cytokines and other soluble factors are upregulated to facilitate regeneration. The important role of cellular components, neurotrophins, and extracellular matrix components, including cell surface molecules involved in this regenerative process, is highlighted and discussed in this review.

cell surface molecules extracellular matrix, nerve growth factors, nerve regeneration, Schwann cells, neurosciences

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