Navigation Links
New discovery about the formation of new brain cells
Date:11/23/2009

The generation of new nerve cells in the brain is regulated by a peptide known as C3a, which directly affects the stem cells' maturation into nerve cells and is also important for the migration of new nerve cells through the brain tissue, reveals new research from the Sahlgrenska Academy published in the journal Stem Cells.

Although the research has been carried out using mice and cultured cells, it could lead to a new medicine for human beings, which could be given to patients who have had a stroke or other disorders that damage or destroy the nerve cells.

"Our research findings show that it could be possible to use molecules that are similar to the peptide C3a to boost the formation of nerve cells and stimulate the replacement of nerve cells lost due to injury or illness," says senior lecturer Marcela Pekna who headed the research group at theSahlgrenska Academy.

The peptide C3a is generated through the activation of the complement system, a group of proteins in the blood that is essential for the body's immune defence.

"Our research group was the first in the world to show that the complement system also plays an important role in the repair and regeneration of the brain," says Pekna. "This was a surprising discovery that opened up a whole new field of research."


'/>"/>

Contact: Marcela Pekna
Marcela.Pekna@medkem.gu.se
46-317-863-581
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. NCCN Emphasizes Tailored Treatment in Discovery Health Channel Program Metastatic Breast Cancer: Individualizing Treatment
2. Discovery Boosts Boys Prospects for Post-Cancer Fertility
3. SENSA(R) WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAM: The Accidental Discovery Thats Transforming The Way People Lose Weight Breaks the Top 500 at Amazon.com in Less Than Two Weeks of Publication
4. Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Crohns Disease, Colitis
5. VIA Pharmaceuticals Featured at Cambridge Healthtech Institute Discovery on Target 2009 Conference
6. NIAID announces vaccine adjuvant discovery contracts
7. Jan Dr. G Garavaglia Examines Shocking Cases That Shook the Forensic World in an All-New Discovery Health Special
8. Gene Discovery May Advance Head and Neck Cancer Therapy
9. Boston Biotech R&D Conference to Showcase Next-Generation Newsmakers and Massachusetts as Leader in Biotech Discovery
10. Discovery could improve hepatitis C treatment
11. Discoverys Edge Fall Issue -- http://discoverysedge.mayo.edu/
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Code Word: Chocolate Biscuit”: a biographical account following a man who went on ... of published author, Marlyn Ivey, born in Lynn Haven, Florida and at the age of ... 19 years of age, he joined the Navy and got married right out of boot ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... D R Burton Healthcare Products LLC, ... featured in a study indicating superior performance against competitive products in secretion clearance. ... Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices During Simulated Breathing“ was published in the winter ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... enchanting tale that teaches children the true meaning of Christmas. “Journey to Christmas” is the ... devoted woman of faith. , “Becoming a parent changes you. In my case, the ... years, but actually doing it might have been a while in coming if it hadn’t ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... , ... “The Land of More and More”: a brilliant story for ... shares the simple and achievable answer. “The Land of More and More” is the ... Church in Angola, Indiana where he works with the children’s ministry department. , ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced ... Models (APMs) in 2017. Clinicians who participate in APMs are paid for the quality ... the Administration’s effort to build a system that delivers better care and one in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... Amplifiers, Diagnostic Instruments), Sales Volume, Company Analysis and Forecast to ... ... Volume, Company Analysis and Forecast to 2022 provides a comprehensive ... The growing prevalence of hearing impairment coupled with an expanding ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , Jan. 20, 2017  Palladian Health, ... has announced the launch of an opioid management ... guidelines on opioids and helps stem the growing ... often prescribed to treat chronic non-cancer pain (back ... serious risks and lack of evidence regarding long-term ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017 Germany Cataract Surgery ... new report, "Germany Cataract Surgery Devices Market Outlook to ... Surgery Devices market. The report provides value, in millions ... (USD) within market segements - Phacoemulsification Equipment and Ophthalmic ... shares and distribution shares data for each of these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: