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TNF alpha in peripheral nerve gap

Kinshi Kato, Huaqing Liu, Shin-ichi Kikuchi, Robert R Myers, Veronica I Shubayev
Peripheral nerve regeneration begins immediately after injury. Understanding the mechanisms by which early modulators of axonal degeneration regulate neurite outgrowth may affect the development of new strategies to promote nerve repair. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) plays a crucial role in the initiation of degenerative cascades after peripheral nerve injury. Here we demonstrate using real-time Taqman quantitative RT-PCR that, during the time course (days 1-60) of sciatic nerve crush, TNF-alpha mRNA expression is induced at 1 day and returned to baseline at 5 days after injury in nerve and the corresponding dorsal root ganglia (DRG)...
February 1, 2010: Journal of Neuroscience Research
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