Mycobacterium leprae, the bacteria that cause leprosy, can change Schwann cells
into undifferentiated stem cells, according to a study led by Toshihiro Masaki.
While the adult form of the GCT (2) is strongly and diffusely positive for S100, which is specific for Schwann cells
, the congenital GCT is negative for S100 (2,11) In the congenital form, the prenatal diagnosis by ultrasound has been reported mostly in the third trimester of pregnancy.
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Furthermore, they can differentiate into Schwann cells
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At first, GGFs were identified as a group of three members of potent Schwann cell
mitogens (1, 2).
Kamada et al (54) demonstrated that transplantation of Schwann cells
derived from bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC-SCs) promotes axonal regeneration of lesioned spinal cord, resulting in recovery of hind limb function in rats.
The traumatic neuroma is a non-neoplastic lesion characterized by the proliferation of schwann cells
and nerve fibers that arise following injury to a nerve.
but not olfactory ensheathing glia transplants improve hindlimb locomotor performance in the moderately contused adult rat thoracic spinal cord.
Graft repair of a peripheral nerve without the sacrifice of a healthy donor nerve by the use of acutely dissociated autologous Schwann cells
, Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2005:39:1-6.
Functional gap junctions in the schwann cell
The team boosted Schwann cell
's nutrition-dispensing capability by injecting a protein gene that promotes nerve growth.