Effects of 5-Fluorouracil on Astrocyte Density in the Rat Spinal Cord Dorsal Funiculi after Stab-Wound Lesion.
Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Jun 72-31 May 73,
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIV FLAGSTAFF DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
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Lesions of both groups contained moderate densities of astrocytes. The average density in the 5-FU treated group was less than that of the controls by 12.6 at the 95 confidence level therefore, the chemotherapy reduced the cell density. Cell migration into the lesion is a possible explanation for the relatively small reduction in astrocyte density. With the present state of knowledge, 5-FU chemotherapy is not warranted to facilitate CNS nerve regeneration. Modified author abstract
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