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Translational Research in Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration


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1Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, St. Mary Hospital, Berlin, Germany

2Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences & Neuroscience Institute, Cavalieri Ottolenghi, University of Torino, 10043 Orbassano, Italy

3Department of Plastic Surgery, UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil


Translational Research in Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration

Description

The interest towards research in peripheral nerve repair regeneration has seen a great and progressive increase in the light of the continuous increase in number of microsurgical nerve reconstructions worldwide. While only few years ago nerve reconstruction was a rare type of surgery carried out in few highly specialized centers only, today it is becoming more and more frequent and widespread, and, considering the great number of traumatic events which could benefit from such type of surgery, this increasing tendency is going to continue in the future making tomorrow’s complex surgical interventions (such as limb replantation and brachial plexus reconstruction) routinary. However, peripheral nerve repair is no longer a matter of surgical reconstruction only but rather a matter of tissue engineering which brings together several interdisciplinary and integrated treatment strategies (from molecular biology and biomaterials to cell transplantation and physical therapy).

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles and reviews addressing the most promising innovative strategies for promoting peripheral nerve repair and regeneration that emerge from basic research in the different relevant scientific areas. We are particularly interested in translational research which foresees bridges between the laboratory bench and the patient’s bed. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Schwann cell biology
  • Neurotrophic and gliotrophic factors
  • Inflammatory cytokines
  • Axon guidance and neurotropism
  • Cell and tissue transplantation
  • Gene therapy
  • Nerve scaffolds
  • Biomaterials
  • Controlled molecule release
  • End-to-side neurorrhaphy
  • Nerve transfers and direct muscle neurotization
  • CNS plasticity following nerve injury and repair
  • Physical therapy
  • Target-organ atrophy prevention

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 381426
  • - Editorial

Translational Research in Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration

Nektarios Sinis | Stefano Geuna | Fausto Viterbo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 310215
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Glial Cell Models and In Vitro Manipulation of the Neuregulin1/ErbB System

Davide Pascal | Alessia Giovannelli | ... | Giovanna Gambarotta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 401760
  • - Research Article

Does Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy Influence Nerve Regeneration in the Median Nerve Model of the Rat?

Benedicta E. Beck-Broichsitter | Androniki Lamia | ... | Nektarios Sinis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 646128
  • - Review Article

Clinical Applications of End-to-Side Neurorrhaphy: An Update

Pierluigi Tos | Giulia Colzani | ... | Stefano Artiaco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 267808
  • - Research Article

The Role of Neurotrophic Factors Conjugated to Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration: In Vitro Studies

Ofra Ziv-Polat | Abraham Shahar | ... | Shlomo Margel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 327578
  • - Research Article

Recovery of Peripheral Nerve with Massive Loss Defect by Tissue Engineered Guiding Regenerative Gel

Shimon Rochkind | Zvi Nevo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 153808
  • - Review Article

Challenges for Nerve Repair Using Chitosan-Siloxane Hybrid Porous Scaffolds

Yuki Shirosaki | Satoshi Hayakawa | ... | Ana C. Mauricio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 121452
  • - Research Article

The Proximal Medial Sural Nerve Biopsy Model: A Standardised and Reproducible Baseline Clinical Model for the Translational Evaluation of Bioengineered Nerve Guides

Ahmet Bozkurt | Sabien G. A. van Neerven | ... | Norbert Pallua
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 493823
  • - Research Article

Human Schwann Cells Seeded on a Novel Collagen-Based Microstructured Nerve Guide Survive, Proliferate, and Modify Neurite Outgrowth

Sabien G. A. van Neerven | Laura Krings | ... | Ahmet Bozkurt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 392971
  • - Research Article

Nerve Injury-Induced c-Jun Activation in Schwann Cells Is JNK Independent

Charlotta Lindwall Blom | Lisa B. Mårtensson | Lars B. Dahlin
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