Published in Transplant Weekly, September 27th, 1999
If this is true, then transplanted brain tissue may one day be a therapeutic option for patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease (HD).
In a commentary article, John F. Marshall considered the implications of a study by P.J. Brasted et al. (PNAS, 1999;96(18):10524-9) in which the authors show in the rat model that brain grafts must learn how to participate in specific behaviors.
Once a striatial graft has been integrated with host tissue,...
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