Electron microscopic study of the progeny of ependymal stem cells in the normal and injured spinal cord

Attar A., Kaptanoglu E., Aydin Z., Ayten M., Sargon M.

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, vol.64, pp.28-32, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surneu.2005.07.057
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-32
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a common and often irreversible lesion that can incapacitate patients. Precursor cells in the spinal cord proliferate in response to trauma, and this proliferation can be enhanced by exogenous stimuli such as specific growth factors. In the present study, we examined electron microscopic detection of the proliferation, distribution, and phenotypic fate of these precursor cells in the injured adult rat spinal cord.