peripheral neuron


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peripheral neuron

A neuron whose process constitutes a part of the peripheral nervous system (cranial, spinal, or autonomic nerves).
See also: neuron
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Rosenblatt, "VEGF-B selectively regenerates injured peripheral neurons and restores sensory and trophic functions," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
As mature neurons are difficult to obtain from human bodies and do not proliferate significantly both in vitro and in vivo, hESC/hiPSC-derived NCSCs, which can provide a large number of peripheral neurons for the innervated dermal substitutes, have great clinical significance for human skin transplantation.
Because the latter procedure involves establishing more-difficult connections between spinal cord and peripheral neurons, some scientists believed additional documentation (e.g., gene studies) were necessary before the observed restored function could be attributed to this specific intervention.
5-[HT.sub.3] receptors are members of the ligandgated ion channel superfamily of receptors which also includes the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor.[6] As nonspecific ion channels, 5-[HT.sub.3] receptors mediate rapid depolarization in peripheral neurons, most likely due to sodium influx.[19,32,48]
The expression of SCG10 is widely observed in developing central and peripheral neurons, and is particularly characteristic in the migrating neural crest populations which later form the peripheral nervous system |20~.
The peripheral neurons that release substance P are thought to send pain signals to the brain and to help regulate the immune response in damaged tissues.

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