Oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) play a significant role in synaptic pruning, a new study reveals.
During brain development, oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) contribute to the neural pruning process, helping to shape the healthy development of the brain.
A global knockout of the thrombin receptor PAR1 accelerates myelin development. The findings could help with the development of treatments for diseases associated with demyelination, like multiple sclerosis.
Removing Piezo1 from the surface of aged brain stem cells caused the cells to become rejuvenated and regain their normal regenerative function.
Researchers have identified a molecule in white matter that prevents the brain from repairing itself following injury. By blocking the production of the molecule, researchers say it may allow an effective pathway for neuroregeneration.
Researchers report in glial cells, drug induced plasticity can reduce the motivation for heroin. The findings could help develop new treatments for opioid addiction.
Researchers report taurine may help to boost remyelination in multiple sclerosis patients.
High frequency stimulation of neural fibers leads to greater OPCs proliferation, a new study reports.
A new study in Scientific Reports concludes human herpesvirus 6 may impair the brain's ability to repair itself in demylination diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. HHV-6 is the most common human herpes virus, with an estimated 80% of people being exposed to infection during childhood. Researchers found the virus produces a protein that can impair the ability of brain cells to repair damaged myelin.
Findings could help researchers develop new treatments for the most devastating forms of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinated diseases.
A new study outlines the mechanism involved in remyelination.
A new study reports two over the counter medications could activate neural stem cells to stimulate myelin producing cells and may offer new treatment options for multiple sclerosis.