Cell Death Discovery to Help Spinal Cord Injuries


<p>By Asaf Peer, Nov. 1, 2007 (TFOT.info)- Researchers from the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany in collaboration with researchers from the Aarhus University in Denmark have found a receptor responsible for inducing neuronal cell death caused by spinal cord injuries, strokes and aging. The knock-out mice for this receptor, which is called sortilin, showed only moderate cell death in several occasions. Blocking this receptor can help reduce the number of neuronal cells, which usually die as a result of injuries, strokes, and aging…</p>