Taking Off the SOCS: Cytokine Signaling Spurs Regeneration

Jason M. Newbern, Sarah E. Shoemaker, William D. Snider

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7 Scopus citations


Strategies to improve function after CNS injuries must contend with the failure of axons to regrow after transection in adult mammals. In this issue of Neuron, Smith et al. provide an important advance by demonstrating that SOCS3 acts as a key negative regulator of adult optic nerve regeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-592
Number of pages2
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 10 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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