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Neuron. 2012 Jun 7;74(5):777-91. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.05.006.

Concepts and methods for the study of axonal regeneration in the CNS.

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Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0662, USA. mtuszynski@ucsd.edu

Abstract

Progress in the field of axonal regeneration research has been like the process of axonal growth itself: there is steady progress toward reaching the target, but there are episodes of mistargeting, misguidance along false routes, and connections that must later be withdrawn. This primer will address issues in the study of axonal growth after central nervous system injury in an attempt to provide guidance toward the goal of progress in the field. We address definitions of axonal growth, sprouting and regeneration after injury, and the research tools to assess growth.

PMID:
22681683
PMCID:
PMC3387806
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuron.2012.05.006
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