Repair of Nerve Cell Membrane Damage by Calcium-Dependent, Membrane-Binding Proteins (Revised)
Annual rept. 1 Sep 2011-31 Aug 2012
VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE
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In the second year of this contract calcium-dependent, membrane-binding proteins of the annexin class were found to be effective at preventing damage and repairing damage to membranes caused by osmotic shock or other chemical and physical stresses using an in vitro assay involving synthetic membrane vesicles. These proteins may therefore be promising agents for protecting or promoting the repair of cell membranes in the case of spinal cord injury.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Inorganic Chemistry