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Differential regenerative ability of sensory and motor neurons

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Menghon Cheah, James W Fawcett, Barbara Haenzi

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-40
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Early online date3 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2017

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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.

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