Rectify the Injury-Induced Microenvironment Imbalance in Peripheral Nerve Repair

Zhiwen Yan, Yun Qian*

Department of Orthopedics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, 600 Yishan Road, Shanghai, 200233, China

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (10), 20101562

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2020.101562

Publication Date (Web): Aug 20, 2020

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Abstract


Peripheral nerve injury poses a great threat to the involved individuals’ life quality. Given the situation that the current clinical treatments have limitations, it is urgent to seek for alternative therapies. Artificial nerve guide conduits can bridge nerve gaps and the underlying mechanism is worth studying. In this perspective, we propose that a high-performance nerve guide conduit repairs peripheral nerve by rectifying the injury-induced microenvironment imbalance. And we analyse four different ways to stabilize the disturbed microenvironment: (i) nourish the distal nerve end, (ii) stabilize the immune response, (iii) rectify the energy metabolic disturbance, (iv) restore the bioelectrical signal conduction.

Keywords

Peripheral nerve regeneration, nerve guide conduit, regenerative medicine, microenvironment imbalance.

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