CDP-choline and its endogenous metabolites, cytidine and choline, promote the nerve regeneration and improve the functional recovery of injured rat sciatic nerves


Aslan E., KOCAELİ H., BEKAR A., TOLUNAY Ş., ULUS İ. H.

NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH, vol.33, no.7, pp.766-773, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1743132811y.0000000004
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.766-773

Abstract

Objective: Topical cytidine-5'-diphosphocholine (CDP-choline) has been shown to improve the functional recovery and promote the nerve regeneration of injured sciatic nerves in rats. The aims of this study were to test whether CDP-choline was effective at promoting nerve healing when the surgery to repair an injury was delayed and to determine whether the cytidine and/or the choline moieties of CDP-choline contribute to its beneficial actions.