Fibrinogen may Inhibit Spinal Cord Regeneration

<P><SPAN class="tv12blue lheight20" id=newscontent1 valign="top" align="justify">Fibrinogen, a blood-clotting protein found in circulating blood, has been found to inhibit the growth of central nervous system neuronal cells, a process that is necessary for the regeneration of the spinal cord after traumatic injury.&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN class="tv12blue lheight20" valign="top" align="justify">The findings by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, may explain why the human body is unable to repair itself after most spinal cord injuries.&nbsp; The study, led by Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D., assistant professor in UCSD’s Department of Pharmacology, is the first evidence…</SPAN></P>