Armin Blesch

Title(s)Professor In Residence, Neurosciences
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    University of Wurzburg, Würzburg, GermanyPhD1995Genetics, Neurology

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    Toll-like receptor 4 signaling in chronic neuropathic pain after SCI
    Craig H. Neilsen Foundation 543600Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Sensorimotor training and cortical mechanisms of pain after spinal cord injury
    NIH I01RX002840Nov 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Regulatable Gene Transfer for Spinal Cord Injury
    NIH R01NS054883Apr 1, 2007 - Aug 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Regulatable Gene Therapy for Axonal Regeneration
    NIH R21NS046466Feb 15, 2004 - Jan 31, 2006
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Neural Stem Cells: Promoting Axonal Regeneration and Spinal Cord Connectivity. Cells. 2021 11 25; 10(12). de Freria CM, Van Niekerk E, Blesch A, Lu P. PMID: 34943804; PMCID: PMC8699545.
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    2. Anisotropic Alginate Hydrogels Promote Axonal Growth across Chronic Spinal Cord Transections after Scar Removal. ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2020 04 13; 6(4):2274-2286. Huang L, Wang Y, Zhu M, Wan X, Zhang H, Lei T, Blesch A, Liu S. PMID: 33455324.
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    3. Peptides and Astroglia Improve the Regenerative Capacity of Alginate Gels in the Injured Spinal Cord. Tissue Eng Part A. 2019 04; 25(7-8):522-537. Schackel T, Kumar P, Günther M, Liu S, Brunner M, Sandner B, Puttagunta R, Müller R, Weidner N, Blesch A. PMID: 30351234.
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    4. Sensorimotor Activity Partially Ameliorates Pain and Reduces Nociceptive Fiber Density in the Chronically Injured Spinal Cord. J Neurotrauma. 2018 09 15; 35(18):2222-2238. Sliwinski C, Nees TA, Puttagunta R, Weidner N, Blesch A. PMID: 29706124; PMCID: PMC6119231.
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    5. Targeted tissue engineering: hydrogels with linear capillary channels for axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury. Neural Regen Res. 2018 Apr; 13(4):641-642. Liu S, Blesch A. PMID: 29722311; PMCID: PMC5950669.
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    6. Systemic epothilone D improves hindlimb function after spinal cord contusion injury in rats. Exp Neurol. 2018 08; 306:250-259. Sandner B, Puttagunta R, Motsch M, Bradke F, Ruschel J, Blesch A, Weidner N. PMID: 29408734.
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    7. Cortical electrical stimulation in female rats with a cervical spinal cord injury to promote axonal outgrowth. J Neurosci Res. 2018 05; 96(5):852-862. Jack AS, Hurd C, Forero J, Nataraj A, Fenrich K, Blesch A, Fouad K. PMID: 29239014.
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    8. Depolarization and electrical stimulation enhance in vitro and in vivo sensory axon growth after spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol. 2018 02; 300:247-258. Goganau I, Sandner B, Weidner N, Fouad K, Blesch A. PMID: 29183676; PMCID: PMC5752127.
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    9. Enhancing excitatory activity of somatosensory cortex alleviates neuropathic pain through regulating homeostatic plasticity. Sci Rep. 2017 10 06; 7(1):12743. Xiong W, Ping X, Ripsch MS, Chavez GSC, Hannon HE, Jiang K, Bao C, Jadhav V, Chen L, Chai Z, Ma C, Wu H, Feng J, Blesch A, White FA, Jin X. PMID: 28986567; PMCID: PMC5630599.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 18     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. Regulated viral BDNF delivery in combination with Schwann cells promotes axonal regeneration through capillary alginate hydrogels after spinal cord injury. Acta Biomater. 2017 09 15; 60:167-180. Liu S, Sandner B, Schackel T, Nicholson L, Chtarto A, Tenenbaum L, Puttagunta R, Müller R, Weidner N, Blesch A. PMID: 28735026.
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    11. Neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury: the impact of sensorimotor activity. Pain. 2017 03; 158(3):371-376. Nees TA, Finnerup NB, Blesch A, Weidner N. PMID: 27941498.
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    12. Human ESC-Derived Interneurons Improve Major Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury. Cell Stem Cell. 2016 10 06; 19(4):423-424. Blesch A. PMID: 27716521.
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    13. Early-onset treadmill training reduces mechanical allodynia and modulates calcitonin gene-related peptide fiber density in lamina III/IV in a mouse model of spinal cord contusion injury. Pain. 2016 Mar; 157(3):687-697. Nees TA, Tappe-Theodor A, Sliwinski C, Motsch M, Rupp R, Kuner R, Weidner N, Blesch A. PMID: 26588690.
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    14. A Systems-Level Analysis of the Peripheral Nerve Intrinsic Axonal Growth Program. Neuron. 2016 Mar 02; 89(5):956-70. Chandran V, Coppola G, Nawabi H, Omura T, Versano R, Huebner EA, Zhang A, Costigan M, Yekkirala A, Barrett L, Blesch A, Michaelevski I, Davis-Turak J, Gao F, Langfelder P, Horvath S, He Z, Benowitz L, Fainzilber M, Tuszynski M, Woolf CJ, Geschwind DH. PMID: 26898779; PMCID: PMC4790095.
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    15. Cell-seeded alginate hydrogel scaffolds promote directed linear axonal regeneration in the injured rat spinal cord. Acta Biomater. 2015 Nov; 27:140-150. Günther MI, Weidner N, Müller R, Blesch A. PMID: 26348141.
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    16. AngleJ: A new tool for the automated measurement of neurite growth orientation in tissue sections. J Neurosci Methods. 2015 Aug 15; 251:143-50. Günther MI, Günther M, Schneiders M, Rupp R, Blesch A. PMID: 26051555.
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    17. Large animal and primate models of spinal cord injury for the testing of novel therapies. Exp Neurol. 2015 Jul; 269:154-68. Kwon BK, Streijger F, Hill CE, Anderson AJ, Bacon M, Beattie MS, Blesch A, Bradbury EJ, Brown A, Bresnahan JC, Case CC, Colburn RW, David S, Fawcett JW, Ferguson AR, Fischer I, Floyd CL, Gensel JC, Houle JD, Jakeman LB, Jeffery ND, Jones LA, Kleitman N, Kocsis J, Lu P, Magnuson DS, Marsala M, Moore SW, Mothe AJ, Oudega M, Plant GW, Rabchevsky AS, Schwab JM, Silver J, Steward O, Xu XM, Guest JD, Tetzlaff W. PMID: 25902036.
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    18. Axonal amphoterin mRNA is regulated by translational control and enhances axon outgrowth. J Neurosci. 2015 Apr 08; 35(14):5693-706. Merianda TT, Coleman J, Kim HH, Kumar Sahoo P, Gomes C, Brito-Vargas P, Rauvala H, Blesch A, Yoo S, Twiss JL. PMID: 25855182; PMCID: PMC4388927.
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    19. Limited Functional Effects of Subacute Syngeneic Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Transplantation After Rat Spinal Cord Contusion Injury. Cell Transplant. 2016; 25(1):125-39. Sandner B, Ciatipis M, Motsch M, Soljanik I, Weidner N, Blesch A. PMID: 25812176.
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    20. Axonal regeneration. Systemic administration of epothilone B promotes axon regeneration after spinal cord injury. Science. 2015 Apr 17; 348(6232):347-52. Ruschel J, Hellal F, Flynn KC, Dupraz S, Elliott DA, Tedeschi A, Bates M, Sliwinski C, Brook G, Dobrindt K, Peitz M, Brüstle O, Norenberg MD, Blesch A, Weidner N, Bunge MB, Bixby JL, Bradke F. PMID: 25765066; PMCID: PMC4445125.
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    21. A radio-telemetric system to monitor cardiovascular function in rats with spinal cord transection and embryonic neural stem cell grafts. J Vis Exp. 2014 Oct 07; (92):e51914. Hou S, Blesch A, Lu P. PMID: 25350486; PMCID: PMC4841300.
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    22. [Novel aspects of diagnostics and therapy of spinal cord diseases]. Nervenarzt. 2014 Aug; 85(8):946-54. Rupp R, Blesch A, Schad L, Draganski B, Weidner N. PMID: 25001239.
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    23. Neural stem cells in models of spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol. 2014 Nov; 261:494-500. Tuszynski MH, Wang Y, Graham L, McHale K, Gao M, Wu D, Brock J, Blesch A, Rosenzweig ES, Havton LA, Zheng B, Conner JM, Marsala M, Lu P. PMID: 25079369.
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    24. Thoracic rat spinal cord contusion injury induces remote spinal gliogenesis but not neurogenesis or gliogenesis in the brain. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e102896. Franz S, Ciatipis M, Pfeifer K, Kierdorf B, Sandner B, Bogdahn U, Blesch A, Winner B, Weidner N. PMID: 25050623; PMCID: PMC4106835.
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    25. Neural stem cell dissemination after grafting to CNS injury sites. Cell. 2014 Jan 30; 156(3):388-9. Tuszynski MH, Wang Y, Graham L, Gao M, Wu D, Brock J, Blesch A, Rosenzweig ES, Havton LA, Zheng B, Conner JM, Marsala M, Lu P. PMID: 24485445.
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    26. Long-term viral brain-derived neurotrophic factor delivery promotes spasticity in rats with a cervical spinal cord hemisection. Front Neurol. 2013; 4:187. Fouad K, Bennett DJ, Vavrek R, Blesch A. PMID: 24312075; PMCID: PMC3832889.
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    27. Partial restoration of cardiovascular function by embryonic neural stem cell grafts after complete spinal cord transection. J Neurosci. 2013 Oct 23; 33(43):17138-49. Hou S, Tom VJ, Graham L, Lu P, Blesch A. PMID: 24155317; PMCID: PMC3807033.
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    28. Demonstrating efficacy in preclinical studies of cellular therapies for spinal cord injury - how much is enough? Exp Neurol. 2013 Oct; 248:30-44. Kwon BK, Soril LJ, Bacon M, Beattie MS, Blesch A, Bresnahan JC, Bunge MB, Dunlop SA, Fehlings MG, Ferguson AR, Hill CE, Karimi-Abdolrezaee S, Lu P, McDonald JW, Müller HW, Oudega M, Rosenzweig ES, Reier PJ, Silver J, Sykova E, Xu XM, Guest JD, Tetzlaff W. PMID: 23727091.
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    29. Bone morphogenetic proteins prevent bone marrow stromal cell-mediated oligodendroglial differentiation of transplanted adult neural progenitor cells in the injured spinal cord. Stem Cell Res. 2013 Sep; 11(2):758-71. Sandner B, Rivera FJ, Caioni M, Nicholson L, Eckstein V, Bogdahn U, Aigner L, Blesch A, Weidner N. PMID: 23770801.
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    30. Characterization of supraspinal vasomotor pathways and autonomic dysreflexia after spinal cord injury in F344 rats. Auton Neurosci. 2013 Jun; 176(1-2):54-63. Hou S, Lu P, Blesch A. PMID: 23466042.
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    31. Axonal transport of neural membrane protein 35 mRNA increases axon growth. J Cell Sci. 2013 Jan 01; 126(Pt 1):90-102. Merianda TT, Vuppalanchi D, Yoo S, Blesch A, Twiss JL. PMID: 23097042; PMCID: PMC3603513.
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    32. Dependence of regenerated sensory axons on continuous neurotrophin-3 delivery. J Neurosci. 2012 Sep 19; 32(38):13206-20. Hou S, Nicholson L, van Niekerk E, Motsch M, Blesch A. PMID: 22993437; PMCID: PMC3513675.
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    33. Long-distance growth and connectivity of neural stem cells after severe spinal cord injury. Cell. 2012 Sep 14; 150(6):1264-73. Lu P, Wang Y, Graham L, McHale K, Gao M, Wu D, Brock J, Blesch A, Rosenzweig ES, Havton LA, Zheng B, Conner JM, Marsala M, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 22980985; PMCID: PMC3445432.
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    34. BDNF: the career of a multifaceted neurotrophin in spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol. 2012 Dec; 238(2):254-64. Weishaupt N, Blesch A, Fouad K. PMID: 22982152.
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    35. Intrahippocampal transplantation of mesenchymal stromal cells promotes neuroplasticity. Cytotherapy. 2012 Oct; 14(9):1041-53. Coquery N, Blesch A, Stroh A, Fernández-Klett F, Klein J, Winter C, Priller J. PMID: 22762522.
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    36. Motor axonal regeneration after partial and complete spinal cord transection. J Neurosci. 2012 Jun 13; 32(24):8208-18. Lu P, Blesch A, Graham L, Wang Y, Samara R, Banos K, Haringer V, Havton L, Weishaupt N, Bennett D, Fouad K, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 22699902; PMCID: PMC3407545.
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    37. Neurotrophic factors in combinatorial approaches for spinal cord regeneration. Cell Tissue Res. 2012 Jul; 349(1):27-37. McCall J, Weidner N, Blesch A. PMID: 22526621; PMCID: PMC3376183.
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    38. Neural stem cells for spinal cord repair. Cell Tissue Res. 2012 Jul; 349(1):349-62. Sandner B, Prang P, Rivera FJ, Aigner L, Blesch A, Weidner N. PMID: 22388657.
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    39. Optimization of adult sensory neuron electroporation to study mechanisms of neurite growth. Front Mol Neurosci. 2012; 5:11. McCall J, Nicholson L, Weidner N, Blesch A. PMID: 22347167; PMCID: PMC3274834.
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    40. Axonal transcription factors signal retrogradely in lesioned peripheral nerve. EMBO J. 2012 Mar 21; 31(6):1350-63. Ben-Yaakov K, Dagan SY, Segal-Ruder Y, Shalem O, Vuppalanchi D, Willis DE, Yudin D, Rishal I, Rother F, Bader M, Blesch A, Pilpel Y, Twiss JL, Fainzilber M. PMID: 22246183; PMCID: PMC3321171.
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    41. Gene therapy, neurotrophic factors and spinal cord regeneration. Handb Clin Neurol. 2012; 109:563-74. Blesch A, Fischer I, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 23098737.
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    42. Conditioning lesions before or after spinal cord injury recruit broad genetic mechanisms that sustain axonal regeneration: superiority to camp-mediated effects. Exp Neurol. 2012 May; 235(1):162-73. Blesch A, Lu P, Tsukada S, Alto LT, Roet K, Coppola G, Geschwind D, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 22227059; PMCID: PMC3334479.
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    43. Gene therapy approaches to enhancing plasticity and regeneration after spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol. 2012 May; 235(1):62-9. Franz S, Weidner N, Blesch A. PMID: 21281633; PMCID: PMC3116048.
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    44. TNF: a key neuroinflammatory mediator of neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration in models of Parkinson's disease. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2011; 691:539-40. McCoy MK, Ruhn KA, Blesch A, Tansey MG. PMID: 21153359.
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    45. Effects of cavernous nerve reconstruction on expression of nitric oxide synthase isoforms in rats. BJU Int. 2010 Dec; 106(11):1726-31. Schlenker B, Matiasek K, Saur D, Gratzke C, Bauer RM, Herouy Y, Arndt C, Blesch A, Hartung R, Stief CG, Weidner N, May F. PMID: 20438559.
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    46. Delayed dominant-negative TNF gene therapy halts progressive loss of nigral dopaminergic neurons in a rat model of Parkinson's disease. Mol Ther. 2011 Jan; 19(1):46-52. Harms AS, Barnum CJ, Ruhn KA, Varghese S, Treviño I, Blesch A, Tansey MG. PMID: 20959812; PMCID: PMC3017447.
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    47. Local and remote growth factor effects after primate spinal cord injury. J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 21; 30(29):9728-37. Brock JH, Rosenzweig ES, Blesch A, Moseanko R, Havton LA, Edgerton VR, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 20660255; PMCID: PMC2927098.
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    48. Regeneration of long-tract axons through sites of spinal cord injury using templated agarose scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2010 Sep; 31(26):6719-29. Gros T, Sakamoto JS, Blesch A, Havton LA, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 20619785.
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    49. Promoting directional axon growth from neural progenitors grafted into the injured spinal cord. J Neurosci Res. 2010 May 01; 88(6):1182-92. Bonner JF, Blesch A, Neuhuber B, Fischer I. PMID: 19908250; PMCID: PMC2844860.
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    50. Conserved 3'-untranslated region sequences direct subcellular localization of chaperone protein mRNAs in neurons. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jun 04; 285(23):18025-38. Vuppalanchi D, Coleman J, Yoo S, Merianda TT, Yadhati AG, Hossain J, Blesch A, Willis DE, Twiss JL. PMID: 20308067; PMCID: PMC2878564.
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    51. A dual promoter lentiviral vector for the in vivo evaluation of gene therapeutic approaches to axon regeneration after spinal cord injury. Gene Ther. 2010 May; 17(5):577-91. Löw K, Blesch A, Herrmann J, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 20200564.
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    52. Combined intrinsic and extrinsic neuronal mechanisms facilitate bridging axonal regeneration one year after spinal cord injury. Neuron. 2009 Oct 29; 64(2):165-72. Kadoya K, Tsukada S, Lu P, Coppola G, Geschwind D, Filbin MT, Blesch A, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 19874785; PMCID: PMC2773653.
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    53. A novel inducible tyrosine kinase receptor to regulate signal transduction and neurite outgrowth. J Neurosci Res. 2009 Sep; 87(12):2624-31. Alfa RW, Tuszynski MH, Blesch A. PMID: 19405107; PMCID: PMC2854653.
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    54. Chemotropic guidance facilitates axonal regeneration and synapse formation after spinal cord injury. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Sep; 12(9):1106-13. Alto LT, Havton LA, Conner JM, Hollis ER, Blesch A, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 19648914; PMCID: PMC2753201.
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    55. Induction of corticospinal regeneration by lentiviral trkB-induced Erk activation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Apr 28; 106(17):7215-20. Hollis ER, Jamshidi P, Löw K, Blesch A, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 19359495; PMCID: PMC2678459.
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    56. Inhibition of soluble TNF signaling in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease prevents pre-plaque amyloid-associated neuropathology. Neurobiol Dis. 2009 Apr; 34(1):163-77. McAlpine FE, Lee JK, Harms AS, Ruhn KA, Blurton-Jones M, Hong J, Das P, Golde TE, LaFerla FM, Oddo S, Blesch A, Tansey MG. PMID: 19320056; PMCID: PMC2948857.
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    57. Neuroprotective effects of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in rodent and primate models of Alzheimer's disease. Nat Med. 2009 Mar; 15(3):331-7. Nagahara AH, Merrill DA, Coppola G, Tsukada S, Schroeder BE, Shaked GM, Wang L, Blesch A, Kim A, Conner JM, Rockenstein E, Chao MV, Koo EH, Geschwind D, Masliah E, Chiba AA, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 19198615; PMCID: PMC2838375.
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    58. Spinal cord injury: plasticity, regeneration and the challenge of translational drug development. Trends Neurosci. 2009 Jan; 32(1):41-7. Blesch A, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 18977039.
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    59. Long-term reversal of cholinergic neuronal decline in aged non-human primates by lentiviral NGF gene delivery. Exp Neurol. 2009 Jan; 215(1):153-9. Nagahara AH, Bernot T, Moseanko R, Brignolo L, Blesch A, Conner JM, Ramirez A, Gasmi M, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 19013154; PMCID: PMC2632603.
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    60. IGF-I gene delivery promotes corticospinal neuronal survival but not regeneration after adult CNS injury. Exp Neurol. 2009 Jan; 215(1):53-9. Hollis ER, Lu P, Blesch A, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 18938163; PMCID: PMC2632606.
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    61. Intranigral lentiviral delivery of dominant-negative TNF attenuates neurodegeneration and behavioral deficits in hemiparkinsonian rats. Mol Ther. 2008 Sep; 16(9):1572-9. McCoy MK, Ruhn KA, Martinez TN, McAlpine FE, Blesch A, Tansey MG. PMID: 18628756; PMCID: PMC2670754.
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    62. GDNF-transduced Schwann cell grafts enhance regeneration of erectile nerves. Eur Urol. 2008 Nov; 54(5):1179-87. May F, Matiasek K, Vroemen M, Caspers C, Mrva T, Arndt C, Schlenker B, Gais P, Brill T, Buchner A, Blesch A, Hartung R, Stief C, Gansbacher B, Weidner N. PMID: 18313832.
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    63. Progress and prospects: gene therapy clinical trials (part 2). Gene Ther. 2007 Nov; 14(22):1555-63. Alton E, Ferrari S, Griesenbach U, Aiuti A, Bachoud-Lévi AC, Blesch A, Brenner MK, Cattaneo F, Chiocca EA, Gao G, High KA, Leen AM, Lemoine NR, McNeish IA, Meneguzzi G, Peschanski M, Roncarolo MG, Strayer DS, Tuszynski MH, Waxman DJ, Wilson JM. PMID: 17984995.
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    64. Transient growth factor delivery sustains regenerated axons after spinal cord injury. J Neurosci. 2007 Sep 26; 27(39):10535-45. Blesch A, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 17898225; PMCID: PMC6673161.
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    65. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor gene transfer with adeno-associated viral and lentiviral vectors prevents rubrospinal neuronal atrophy and stimulates regeneration-associated gene expression after acute cervical spinal cord injury. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 May 15; 32(11):1164-73. Kwon BK, Liu J, Lam C, Plunet W, Oschipok LW, Hauswirth W, Di Polo A, Blesch A, Tetzlaff W. PMID: 17495772.
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    66. A neurovascular niche for neurogenesis after stroke. J Neurosci. 2006 Dec 13; 26(50):13007-16. Ohab JJ, Fleming S, Blesch A, Carmichael ST. PMID: 17167090; PMCID: PMC6674957.
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    67. Neurotrophic factors in neurodegeneration. Brain Pathol. 2006 Oct; 16(4):295-303. Blesch A. PMID: 17107599; PMCID: PMC8095767.
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    76. Adult neural progenitor cells provide a permissive guiding substrate for corticospinal axon growth following spinal cord injury. Eur J Neurosci. 2004 Oct; 20(7):1695-704. Pfeifer K, Vroemen M, Blesch A, Weidner N. PMID: 15379990.
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    77. [Tissue engineering of erectile nerves]. Urologe A. 2004 Oct; 43(10):1242-8. May F, Weidner N, Matiasek K, Vroemen M, Mrva T, Caspers C, Henke J, Brill T, Lehmer A, Blesch A, Erhardt W, Gänsbacher B, Hartung R. PMID: 15549162.
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    78. Induction of bone marrow stromal cells to neurons: differentiation, transdifferentiation, or artifact? J Neurosci Res. 2004 Jul 15; 77(2):174-91. Lu P, Blesch A, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 15211585.
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    81. Nucleus hears axon's pain. Nat Med. 2004 Mar; 10(3):236-7. Blesch A, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 14991043.
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    85. Cloning and characterization of the expression pattern of a novel splice product MIA (splice) of malignant melanoma-derived growth-inhibiting activity (MIA/CD-RAP) [corrected]. J Invest Dermatol. 2002 Sep; 119(3):562-9. Hau P, Wise P, Bosserhoff AK, Blesch A, Jachimczak P, Tschertner I, Bogdahn U, Apfel R. PMID: 12230496.
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    87. Spontaneous and augmented growth of axons in the primate spinal cord: effects of local injury and nerve growth factor-secreting cell grafts. J Comp Neurol. 2002 Jul 15; 449(1):88-101. Tuszynski MH, Grill R, Jones LL, McKay HM, Blesch A. PMID: 12115695.
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    89. Melanoma-inhibiting activity (MIA/CD-RAP) is expressed in a variety of malignant tumors of mainly neuroectodermal origin. Anticancer Res. 2002 Mar-Apr; 22(2A):577-83. Hau P, Apfel R, Wiese P, Tschertner I, Blesch A, Bogdahn U. PMID: 12014625.
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    98. Nerve growth factor-hypersecreting Schwann cell grafts augment and guide spinal cord axonal growth and remyelinate central nervous system axons in a phenotypically appropriate manner that correlates with expression of L1. J Comp Neurol. 1999 Nov 01; 413(4):495-506. Weidner N, Blesch A, Grill RJ, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 10495438.
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    99. Leukemia inhibitory factor augments neurotrophin expression and corticospinal axon growth after adult CNS injury. J Neurosci. 1999 May 01; 19(9):3556-66. Blesch A, Uy HS, Grill RJ, Cheng JG, Patterson PH, Tuszynski MH. PMID: 10212315; PMCID: PMC6782234.
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    104. Assignment of the human melanoma inhibitory activity gene (MIA) to 19q13.32-q13.33 by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Genomics. 1996 Jul 01; 35(1):265-7. Koehler MR, Bosserhoff A, von Beust G, Bauer A, Blesch A, Buettner R, Schlegel J, Bogdahn U, Schmid M. PMID: 8661134.
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    105. Transforming growth factor-beta-mediated autocrine growth regulation of gliomas as detected with phosphorothioate antisense oligonucleotides. Int J Cancer. 1996 Jan 26; 65(3):332-7. Jachimczak P, Hessdörfer B, Fabel-Schulte K, Wismeth C, Brysch W, Schlingensiepen KH, Bauer A, Blesch A, Bogdahn U. PMID: 8575854.
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