Journal article

Different Fgfs have distinct roles in regulating neurogenesis after spinal cord injury in zebrafish

Yona Goldshmit, Jean Kitty KY Tang, Ashley L Siegel, Phong D Nguyen, Jan Kaslin, Peter D Currie, Patricia R Jusuf

NEURAL DEVELOPMENT | BMC | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: Despite conserved developmental processes and organization of the vertebrate central nervous system, only some vertebrates including zebrafish can efficiently regenerate neural damage including after spinal cord injury. The mammalian spinal cord shows very limited regeneration and neurogenesis, resulting in permanent life-long functional impairment. Therefore, there is an urgent need to identify the cellular and molecular mechanisms that can drive efficient vertebrate neurogenesis following injury. A key pathway implicated in zebrafish neurogenesis is fibroblast growth factor signaling. METHODS: In the present study we investigated the roles of distinct fibroblast growth factor m..

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