Published in Blood Weekly, March 9th, 2006
"Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is an essential component of the proteolytic cascade that lyses blood clots. Various studies also suggest that tPA plays important roles in the nervous system," investigators in the People's Republic of China report.
T. Zou and colleagues from Fudan University wrote, "We show that exogenous tPA or tPA/plasminogen (plg) promotes axonal regeneration, remyelination, and functional recovery after sciatic nerve injury in the mouse.
"Local application of tPA or tPA/plg 7 days after...
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