Decellularization of Nervous Tissues and Clinical Application

Yasuhiro Ikegami, Hiroyuki Ijima

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Abstract

The nervous system is an ensemble of organs that transmit and process external information and are responsible for the adaption to the external environment and homeostasis control of the internal environment. The nervous system of vertebrates is divided into the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) due to its structural features. The CNS, which includes the brain and the spinal cord, processes information from external stimuli and assembles orders suitable for these stimuli. The CNS then sends signals to control other organs/tissues. On the other hand, the PNS connects the CNS to other organs/tissues and functions as a signal pathway. Therefore, the decline and loss of various functions due to injuries of the nervous system cause an impaired quality of life (QOL) and eventually the termination of life activities. Here, we report mainly on decellularized neural tissue and its application as a substrate for the regeneration of the nervous system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer
Pages241-252
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume1345
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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