Differential regenerative ability of sensory and motor neurons.
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Cheah, M., Fawcett, J., & Haenzi, B. (2017). Differential regenerative ability of sensory and motor neurons.. Neuroscience letters, 652 35-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2016.11.004
After injury, the adult mammalian central nervous system (CNS) lacks long-distance axon regeneration. This review discusses the similarities and differences of sensory and motor neurons, seeking to understand how to achieve functional sensory and motor regeneration. As these two types of neurons respond differently to axotomy, growth environment and treatment, the future challenge will be on how to achieve full recovery in a way that allows regeneration of both types of fibres simultaneously.
This work was supported by grants from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Medical Research Council, the European Research Council ECMneuro, the Cambridge NHMRC Biomedical Research Centre.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2016.11.004
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/262069