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Scientists identify master enzyme for regenerating nerve fibers in live animals

Published: October 26, 2009

WASHINGTON – A previously identified enzyme, known as Mst3b, has been found to play a major role in regenerating damaged axons (nerve fibers) in a live animal model, in both the peripheral and central nervous systems, according to researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston.

The findings indicate that Mst3b – or agents that stimulate it – could be a possible means of treating stroke, spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injury.