Wallerian-like degeneration can be regarded as the final shared pathway of the most prevalent diseases of the peripheral nervous system, including many degenerative, metabolic, heritable, toxic, inflammatory and ischaemic disorders. The cellular responses that take place during Wallerian degeneration, including the elaboration of neurotrophins, are increasingly recognized to set the stage for the success or failure of subsequent regeneration, and manipulations of Wallerian degeneration are being investigated as a potential means of altering the outcome of nerve regeneration.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Bailliere's Clinical Neurology|
|State||Published - May 2 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology