Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 27th, 2003
According to published research from Taiwan, "neuronal cell death and the failure of axonal regeneration cause a permanent functional deficit following spinal cord injury (SCI). Administration of recombinant glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) has previously been reported to rescue neurons following severe SCI, resulting in improved hindlimb locomotion in rats. In this study, thus, GDNF gene therapy using an adenoviral vector (rAd-GDNF) was examined in rats following SCI induced by dropping the NYU weight-drop impactor from a height of 25 mm onto spinal segment T9-T10."
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