Repair Strategies in the CNS

A NGC in the CNS must reduce astrocyte activity, enhance neural cell activity and axonal outgrowth, contribute to maintaining high local concentrations of desirable growth factors, and support transplanted cells including Schwann cells, olfactory ensheathing cells, oligodendrocytes, or neural stem cells. The major point to consider when designing a NGC for the CNS is the difference in the presence and activity of glial cells. Astrocyte activity is not an issue in the PNS due to the absence of astrocytes from that tissue type. However, the presence of Schwann cells in the PNS, and the role that they play in providing an environment for successful regeneration, must be taken into consideration in developing methods for enhancing regeneration in the CNS.

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