Trends Mol Med, Jun 18

To Scar or Not to Scar.

Narang A, Zheng B


A recent study indicates that reducing fibrotic scarring by genetically abrogating the proliferation of type A pericytes promotes axon regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury. Questions remain regarding the identity of the cells being manipulated and the balance between the beneficial and detrimental effects of fibrotic scarring.


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