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Axon Stretch Growth

Axon Stretch Growth: The Mechanotransduction of Neuronal Growth

Article DOI: 10.3791/2753
August 10th, 2011


Summary August 10th, 2011

A unique tissue engineering method was developed to elongate numerous nerve fibers in culture by recapitulating axon stretch growth; a form of nervous system growth whereby nerves elongate in conjunction with growth of the enlarging body.

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