Effects of intranigral vs intrastriatal fetal mesencephalic neural grafts on motor behavior disorders in a rat Parkinson model.

Goren B., Kahveci N. , Eyigor Ö. , Alkan T. , Korfali E., Ozluk K.

Surgical neurology, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surneu.2005.07.038
  • Title of Journal : Surgical neurology


Background: Numerous experimental and clinical studies have shown that intrastriatal fetal mesencephalic grafts grow, survive, and reinnervate host brain tissue, resulting in partial recovery of motor deficits. In addition, pharmacological evidence indicates that these grafts increase dopamine secretion in lesioned brain. However, to date, no grafting method has completely restored the nigrostriatal pathway, and there is no consensus on optimal graft numbers or locations. This study compared outcomes with multiple striatal grafts vs a single intranigral graft in a rat model of Parkinson disease.