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Washington University School of Medicine

Scientists Identify Protein Required to Regrow Injured Nerves in Limbs

Caption: These are images of axon regeneration in mice two weeks after injury to the hind leg's sciatic nerve. On the left, axons (green) of a normal mouse have regrown to their targets (red) in the muscle. On the right, a mouse lacking DLK shows no axons have regenerated, even after two weeks.

Credit: Jung Eun Shin

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