GDF10 a potentially key player in stroke recovery

Written by Alice Weatherston

New research carried out at the University of California Los Angeles (CA, USA) has verified the role of GDF10 in key repair mechanisms following stroke, consequently highlighting it’s potential therapeutic efficacy in aiding stroke recovery. The study was published recently in Nature Neuroscience. Although previous studies have suggested the involvement of GDF10 in axonal sprouting following stroke, the mechanism underlying the process has remained unknown. Lead author S. Thomas Carmichael (University of California Los Angeles) and his team decided to investigate this further. Utilizing animal models of stroke in addition to human autopsy tissue, the research team established that the...

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